I had already cut out the fabric for this dress, before I started the class, so its not all couture techniques as the seam allowance was a little on the tight side. However much of it is and I am so pleased with the finish. At last the penny has dropped! Not all my sewing has to be at breakneck speed. The extra time to do hand finishing is so worth it. The result is so superior. The pattern is my own design drafted in Pattern Making Software. The back hole should have been round but ended up teardrop shape because of the small seam allowance I drafted, but I kind of like it anyway!