I was lucky I had bought enough fabric - 3,5 m so I didn't had to worry much about it - ofc I could always go and buy a new cut since the store is close and it was a new bolt. I've added 40 cm length so I can wear it without hills. I would have loved a longer version for hills as well but then I got worry I would not wear it or tip in it.
It got together easy and the sew along on PR forum really helped but i also had the bright idea to use an entire roll of piping on the dress so It took some time to get it together.
My ties are really long , a little over 2 m I think and piping and turning them took some patience there ..
But over all I am really happy with my dress. I wore it over the weekend and I felt really pretty in it: