I really liked My at Creative Accomplishments' plaid jumper from last summer. I hadn't considered a below-knee hem or scoop back until I saw hers. Plus, who doesn't love plaid?
Front: I prefer the right side above the bust (my left) and left side below it. I like wider straps as on the left. A square neckline seemed like a good idea but would need to be cut lower to work. This is an everyday dress, to wear alone or over a shirt, so the neckline can't be too low.
I marked the bust apex and took a few tucks to fine tune the fit, which I'll continue to do in the flat patterning. I hope the waist wrinkles disappear with a softer fabric.
Back: The back is not terrible but needs a swayback tuck in the worst way! It looks like the waist is too low but doesn't feel like it on. I'll double check next time I try it on. Nothing like seeing photos to highlight flaws. I trimmed the armhole on the left side and need to trim it further. The neckline is high but includes the seam allowance.
The next step is to continue tweaking fit until I'm satisfied, then trace it and make the pattern. I'll lengthen the hem as well. The hips fit surprisingly well and it's comfortable to sit in.
If I just stand with my hip cocked all the time it'll look fine!