In sewing as in life, there are successes and disappointments. I had really high hopes for this dress. I spent sooooo much time on it. But ultimately it just doesn’t feel me. And the worst part is I kind of new all along that this silhouette wasn’t exactly me. Lesson 1: Trust your gut. There were many missteps and much time spent with the seam ripper during the making of this dress. I will try to give the pertinent details without all the grumpy, annoyed bits. And maybe I can share a few tips (or rather reminders to myself) for how to avoid these issues in the future.