I'm not sure how it happened. I can't recall when exactly I lost my mind and agreed to make this bridesmaid dress. I wanted to help. I learned a great big lesson. This dress is McCall's 5804.
Ok, I sew a lot. And til now thought myself pretty good. Boy was this humbling and I have a great respect for you guys who truly know how to do this and do it well. I make TODDLER clothes and I need to not forget that next time. Granted I have a whole pile of me clothes I want to make (Weekend Sewing) but nothing like this fitted zipped up the back dress. With lots of additions to the original pattern. Piping, trim along the bottom hem and then full lining and a big fat zipper up the back (I've never done a zipper before, or piping for that matter!)
LOTS of blood, sweat and TEARS. Can't tell you how many hours went into this dress. I ripped up most every section at least once and did the zipper about 8 times. I don't even want to touch my machine right now...or the seam ripper!
Learned lots of stuff. But NEVER again. I'll just stick to cute little ruffle pants and twirly skirts thank you very much.