What are you most proud of? I am most proud of the fact that I was able to create this dress without a set pattern for it. I blended two different dress patterns and altered the front bodice to add the center sheer panel. I am also proud of the couture techniques that went into this dress. It came out perfectly and fits my friend like a dream...or a custom garment :) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Always take the time to make a muslin before starting a project. I actually had to make two muslins - the first one was an entire size too big! It would have been quite the challenge to try to resize the dress if I hadn't made a muslin beforehand. It also took some time for me to figure out the center panel and I would have ruined the fashion fabric with all the ripping out and re-evaluating that had to be done.