This dress fought me every step of the way. You rip what you sew. I keep remembering that even the experienced sewers make mistakes--boy do I cling to that now! Ripping out a seam is one thing, but ripping the lining fabric when you don't have extra... The zipper came out nicely, though. My next challenge is definitely fitting and minor pattern alterations. I wouldn't have known this had I not gone to that sewing group, but the shoulder line on this pattern needs to be sloped to fit my shoulders. This will do for the amount of times I'll wear it.
Mike asked if he was meant to take me out to dinner now that I have a dress. Only now do I find out we haven't been out to eat lately because I didn't have appropriate clothing. Funny man.