nayrt, but these things:
>type of fabric
>one-sided waist tie
has been aatp/btssb's norm for years, going back for years. Mainly commenting just to give you a heads up on the next baby/aatp piece you buy.
You can usually check the type of fabric in the closeup photos, if it looks like this kind of large weave texture, it's baniran, and you'll want to avoid it. fwiw a lot of girls must like it, because they almost seem to make a point of putting out a few dresses in this as well as chiffon every year, and now they're naming the fabric type in the description as well.
The waist ties being one-sided I didn't really "get" until I got a Bodyline dress with double-sided waist ties. The double-sided ties were so thick I could never make a proper bow with it, and the fabric being double-sided made it difficult to adjust the bow since there's two layers of fabric that kept slipping. I appreciated the one-sided thin waist ties after that. It'd look better if they lined them with thin lining like AP does, but at least I understand they didn't skip making it double-sided just to make your life difficult, keeping it thin does actually make it easier to get a nice-looking bow.
The lacing not lining up does sound like bad quality control, though. I would have found that annoying.