What are you most proud of? I am the most proud that I finished this project in just over two weeks. From the very first design to the to the completed dress was only 17 days. I am also very proud of the finished look and the fact that I didn't have any stitches showing on the outside. It was very sleek and modern looking with a lovely drape and flow. I didn't have access to the model and had to all the preliminary fittings on my little sister who is a similar size. The fact that I was able to stay up the whole night before the competition finishing the hand sewing. And last but not least I am extremely proud that the team I made the dress for won 1st place in their competition!! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch the CoutureDress class on this website. I would not have been able to able to so perfectly execute my vision with out that class. I learned techniques and tips that took my sewing abilities to the next level. I was able to use the muslin to do any alterations and actually see what it was a has designed. I would also recommend that you have more time than two weeks! It was crazy trying to get it done!! I still can't quite believe that I got it done in time.