What are you most proud of? We'll see when I'm done. Right now I'm proud that I'm not despairing on the poor fit of my muslin and thinking this trial run is a good thing. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I watched everything through before buying anything. Granted, I multi-tasked through most of it the first time, but it was helpful to become familiar with the course material. For me, the big missing link is sizing. Figuring out your correct dress size and then making adjustments (out in my case) was a huge step forward. You don't want good craftsmanship to be wasted on a poor fit. Here's what helped me: http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/sewing-general/sewing-and-quilting-questions-answers%E2%80%94choosing-the-right-sewing-pattern-size/. Also, a good "foundation garment" goes a long way to improving the overall look of a fine dress. I wear Rago Shapewear and heels while doing my fitting so I can imagine how the final dress might look when I wear it out in the real world.