OK, I've sewn the back and top together, it fits fine and I've also got the ruffle on. I just need to anchor down the top layer with a few stitches from behind. It's a lovely easy pattern and no zip involved, just a button and loop - that's all I need to do now and also get the sleeves in. Should all be done ready for tomorrow's deadline though! I'm having to balance this project with the International Craft Swap, for which I just have a few stitches left to do ... can't picture it here yet though or it would spoil the surprise!