What are you most proud of? I now have the perfect pattern for me in a style I just could find in a commercial pattern. I have adjusted the pattern as I went so I can make it anytime without fitting through the process too much. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure that your drafted pattern is symmetrical. Where there are darts or pleats, only completely undo one side until you can mark dart legs or pleat directions. As you unpick the dress, take note of the construction order, so you know the sewing order.