This class was so helpful in completing this dress! Even though the pattern only went up to size 18, I was able to size it up starting at size 18 for the upper portion and bodice, but increasing the bust size slightly, and then increasing the waist to about a size 22. I don't like my upper arms to show too much, so added some length to the sleeves and I trimmed the hem with bias tape. The pattern is busy enough that it isn't too obvious that I didn't match it up where the pieces come together... or that the fabric on the bodice is actually upside down! (Whoops!) Overall very happy with how it turned out as I'm still a very new sewer.