As I sewed the straps on, the final step, I stepped back to admire my work. Then I looked in the mirror. And here are my exact words, which I said to myself in the mirror, "Wow, way to look 10 months pregnant."
Let's just say after a few quick adjustments, Sylvia has a brand new dress. In the end, you can't really be too frustrated by that. I think I'm going to stick to paper patterns from now on. Or clothes made in foreign factories. And yes, you can see the hem line. Why, you may ask? Because I ran out of the brown thread I was using. Just one of the many "joys" in trying to make something for yourself.