If Kannot's gingham check outfit cost $1731, she should have sent it back. At that price point the pseudo-belt on the front of the top should line up with the rest of the fabric's pattern.
In the back, the horizon lines of squares match up across the major back seams in top and bottom.
The fitting seams also line up horizontally with expected decrease vertically. So far, so good.
Going to the front of the garment, the belt & button detail spanning a central panel from seam to seam has gone wrong.
The yellow squares shows the inseam attachment.
The upper yellow dots show the horizontal shift attaching the belt detail. The error is in the overlapping belt fabric that wasn't aligned correctly with the base belt detail. It drops, revealing the white squares instead of matching the red squares as it should. The lower yellow dots also show the horizontal shift. In addition, the right button appears to be put through a buttonhole -- for no reason.
The skirt has correct matching patterns at the seams.
The 'belt' should have been attached and sewn with more care.
There was no need for a buttonhole either.
Simple hand-sewing to keep the two layers in place would have kept the 'belt' detail aligned.
Then the right side button could have been sewn correctly through the layers so the pattern would align correctly.
This dress should be fixed, for free, by the establishment sold the garment to the duchess. This garment should have never left the shop with this kind of poor detailing. IMO.
My question: why does she never notice these types of construction and matching errors in her clothing after all this time? The clothes should constructed well at these price points. Anything less should be returned or the pieces should be fixed, gratis, by the seller. Too bad she doesn't have a dresser or a stylist that can see these problems and remedy them. Hasn't learned much in almost five years I guess. What a pity.