Yeah I did.
What do dresses need? POCKETS.
What does this dress have? LINED, PIPED POCKETS.
They are basted shut for the time being, but when this dress is done it will have glorious, heavenly, curved, piped pockets, and I am a goddess. The pattern matching could be slightly more perfect but it’s pretty damn good nonetheless.
I am having a very frustrating and un-fun time getting the midriff to line up properly on the bodice, and I think it’s because I can’t decide how much overlap I want on those pieces. The fear of hoochie-mama is real, folks. This is work attire, and I don’t want to have to wear a modesty panel. If this isn’t done right, even stitching that overlap closed will look janky. Tomorrow night, I think I’m going to have to make a commitment on this and get on with the rest of construction.
If I do manage to get it put together and not have to rip it off in tears, I should be able to finish the dress by Sunday night. I’ll need to do the arms/sleeves, the lining at the skirt vent, and the zipper. Each of those is probably a 2-3 hour task, and throw in another couple of hours for fuckups, and I have 12 hours of sewing ahead of me to wrap this baby up.
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.