it’s been a few years since I last made this dress. The back is low enough not to sag and the bodice shaping and elastic mean the straps are really decorative. I think you could make this dress without straps and not have a wardrobe malfunction. But why would you they are so pretty. I wanted the front to be solid so eliminated the separate yoke.
I also lined the bodice so that I could add bra cups.
I normally only look at the pictures but did need to read the instructions or I’ll have missed where it says to cut down rouleau loops to 4cm. Also it’s not clear where to place the centre back straps on the collar. I guessed at 0.5cm in from the seam and it looked about right.