I've always had problems with zippers, and being a self taught sewer, how else can I get a form fitting outfit without being resourceful. Use DanceWear fabric. It's stretchy and thick (less of that see through crap).
Making a double layer tub top is done in less than 20 minutes. As for the Pink dress, I'm going to leave it separate from the tube top and have it held up with pant elastics which I will dye the crimson colour.
It's not very clear in the design of how the pink works into the bottom of the dress but I chose to make it one piece instead of two hanging segments. This way I am sure that when the fabric shifts due to movement it doesn't start flapping around and will always stay centered.
I know this picture looks a little weird, but dont all projects at the beginning?