I suffer from a condition known as resting bitch face. No, I'm not mad. I also have a portion of my bra showing most of the time. When you have giant boobs, you also have giant bras. Sometimes they make an appearance.
I really, REALLY love this dress. I like the way it shapes me. I used a sort of eyelet-y looking fabric. It was a navy cotton with little circular holes surrounded by what appeared to be embroidery, but I later surmised was some sort of raised applied material. It felt like the non-skid stuff on the bottom of slipper socks or kid jammies. I don't know what it is, but I liked the look of the fabric. Because it was full of holes, I had to fully line the skirt in addition to the bodice. Although I made two bows for the front and the back notch, I ended up just attaching the front bow.
This pattern was a rather simple FBA, with both waist and side darts. I really only had a little trouble with attaching the bodice lining at the end. Because this was a circle skirt, there was very little room for easing the lining into place. I machine stitched-in-the-ditch on the first pass, but about half the lining wasn't caught and was still flapping open. I ended up hand-stitching the remainder of the lining down over the skirt seam. I think if I make this again I will either interface the notched parts for reinforcement, or more likely, make the other bodice version of just a straight scoop-neck. I will probably also raise the back neckline by an inch or so to ensure that it covers my bra hooks. And finally, I would choose a fabric with a little more give or add a little room in the waist. You know how you look so great while standing, and then you sit and suddenly your waistline looks like the letter B? Well, I'm not trying to teach my 2 y.o. his ABC's with my belly fat, so yeah, a little more room in the waist.
If you are on the fence about this pattern, I would say definitely make it. I think the shape is pretty universally flattering, and its basic enough that you can make fitting adjustments easily. And its perfect for pretending to be a bibliophile while bitching about your husband with a cocktail in your hand. (Just kidding, honey! I've never spoken a foul word about you!) Happy sewing!