So, the last dress I made for myself was snug in the chest (and by snug I mean it was uncomfortable and only got tighter as the night went on). This dress (butterick 5638) was almost the opposite. The chest is a little loose. The body of this dress, however, was a little tighter than I would have liked, but I redid the side seams to have less of a seam allowance, and it was good after that. Overall I was happy with the dress and I plan to wear it again.....and again. I just have to get better at figuring out, and maneuvering, these patterns.