With the limited instructions provided by Bootstrap, I found the assembly of the front and front facing to the shoulder (they are stitched at the neckline, but open at the shoulder) a bit challenging. I had to lay it out and try it because I just could not visualize it. I figured if I had trouble visualizing it (mainly because I hadn't done this before) then likely some of you would too. I took LOTS of photos.
On the photo below, the back is at the top, the shoulder seam in the middle and the fronts at the bottom of the frame. This shows the fronts properly attached to the shoulder seam showing fashion side or "right" side of fabric for both back and front and hiding the facing.
Begin to fold the facing, the unpinned fabric over the wrong side of the back until you meet the other edge of the shoulder seam. This sandwiches the back between the front and front facing.
And you can see the center back below has it added as an afterthought. I didn't want to top stitch the CB seam, so as a result, I have a wee gap near the top. I'm good with that as long as nothing frays.
I just LOVE that hot pink seam tape!
What was the problem? I needed to butt the points of the pieces together and leave a wee triangle at the top, rather than placing the front pieces all the way to the edge of the point on the belt. Does that make sense?
Sigh... Yes. I was lazy and used the aqua thread in my serger.
Dude! I match the bush!
I must either do some surgery on this dress by adding a placket to the front or wear a little tank beneath it. The tank kind of defeats the purpose since I meant the dress to be worn in tropical weather. So, a placket I may go, a placket I may go, hi ho the dairy oh a placket I may go.
I don't think this is a measurement or design error in bootstrap by any means. Rather, it's more of a design or taste/preference in neckline plunging. When wearing a garment, I typically would not reveal the space where the bridge of a bra would go, unless I had special rigging for my girls in place.