I did it!! Thanks to Cathy, an amazing teacher at Spool, I sewed a dress from a pattern! I took the 4 week Party Dress class and learned so much about darts, zippers, lining and skirt gathering. I met some awesome women, including a fellow CHOP worker. I learned that I cannot just decide which aspects of a pattern I want to include in my finished product and I learned that being mindful when I cut a pattern is key.
As you may imagine from my gorgeous model above, the dress doesn't exactly fit me like a glove (granted, it is NOT zippered on jed). It looks much cuter with a belt, and I just might wear it to one of the 7 wedding related parties i have in the next 3 months. Or maybe i'll sew myself up something that fits better. Either way, I am a proud as a peacock and can't wait to keep up the (better) work.