Ignore the goofy look on my face and behold the first dress for 2012. A total frustration to put together, but I learned a lot in the process as I re-did facings and set the sleeves no less than five times. On the other hand, I discovered that this pattern fits me particularly well, and I made a dress that’s a bit different for me in length and style. And it’s flattering to my shape! I’m planning another iteration of this dress in red wool crepe with short sleeves, so all the frustration of this version should be worth it when I whip the next one up in no time flat.