Since writing Part 1 I have discovered that the error on the front facing pattern of the dress only affects those patterns sold between 3 and 8 November. All patterns sold subsequently have been corrected. People who ordered the pattern and received it prior to 8 November have been sent instructions on how to correct it. I was just unlucky as I bought mine on 6 November direct from the charming Tilly herself, she was wearing a great example of the Cleo dress in dark blue. How to correct the facing is explained here by Tilly.
If you read Part 1 you will know I was contemplating cutting out a new front facing but I got lazy and cut through the middle of my too big facing then, instead of joining them together by sewing a 1.5 cm seam allowance along the centre front, overlapped the two pieces one on top of the other by the appropriate amount and did a large zig-zag stitch down the centre front. Then I decided that I wanted to line the dress, as you can see from this photograph of the inside.
I thought I would be clever in cutting out the lining and eliminate the centre seams for the front and back as unnecessary so cut the lining on the fold excluding the central seam allowances. This works well for the back BUT I forgot that I had a centre front split in the version I was making. Because the lining need not meet exactly at the edge of the split, I managed by cutting the lining up the centre front from the hem as far as the top of the split and turning under the tiniest of hems on the edges on either side of the cut. I might improve this and make it more secure by binding it with some thin ribbon later - or I might just leave it as it is.
So the lessons I learnt for next time were:
1. If I am going to have a lining consider eliminating the facings and applying the fusible interfacing to the lining.
2. If I am going to have a version with a split then consider a) lining only as far as the split or b) incorporating a small stitched pleat in the centre front of the lining to be released at split level so there is a larger amount allowed for turning back and hemming.
3. The slit could go at the back and I might do this for my next effort.
Do you have a pattern that you can enthuse about? Perhaps you could tell us about it in a comment or, better still, write a blog post about it for the London Dressmakers Club.