And here is a photo of the zipper that lays flat, my pride and joy.
The pattern is McCalls 5579. I made view C.
Updated photos: (Sept 2010)
Since I am rather self-conscious about my shoulders and the sleeves on this dress serve only to all attention to them, I usually throw on a cardigan. This tones down the sleeves and dresses it down a bit so I can wear it to a greater variety of places.
I used silk dupioni for this project.