Instead of using bias tap for the armholes, I cut facings using the armhole designs and added seam allowances. The first three pictures are the exact color of the fabric.
Two inches were added to the waist length to equal eighteen inches. Yes, this would be a dream of mine to be as tall as she is (a never in this lifetime dream.)
Serging on my new machine.
This is the results of my slip stitching on the inside of the front bands and the collar band.