So, I spent the first half of the weekend running errands and cleaning. Saturday was the annual Trinity Lutheran Church quilt show (bad iPhone pictures of my favorites can be seen here. I like scrappy quilts).
Yesterday, I woke up to discover that a front had come through and it was 65 degrees and overcast. Heavenly! I walked to to the doughnut shop in the rain, wearing the first sweatshirt of the season. When I got home, I sewed five pillowcases and then went back to work on the dress.
Pleated skirt attached.
You'll notice, though, that it's kind of . . . wide at the bottom.
Again, I have no concept of my own size. I meant for it to be loose, but this is Looks Like Maternity Wear loose. There is nothing at all wrong with maternity wear, of course, except that I don't need any.
There are a couple of other minor problems--the back is a bit narrow, the armscyes are scooped out a little too much at the back, and the Peter Pan collar is too flat and needs more of a roll, but none of that is deal-breaker level. Ordinarily, I think the wideness problem might end the project but I think this time I'm going to take the skirt back off, take out the side seams and angle them inward to take up some of the extra, take a bit out of the skirt, and put it all back together. I sort of suspect that will all fail but I feel like I have to try it rather than just bail.