What are you most proud of? I am proud of teaching myself french hand sewn method by machine. I am proud of designing my very first pattern from scratch. I am proud of using free hand machine embroidery. I am proud of all the unique combinations of lace, pintucks, embroidery topped with 1000 hand sewn glass beads. I love the soft elegance of this dress and hope we have a little girl to wear it again when this daughter gets married. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Read a lot. Research techniques. Create your pattern on interfacing so it is useable again. Take your time. Practice if needed. Enjoy! Be willing to take things out if necessary.