Gail - how long have you been sewing? I signed up for this class as I am a novice, a true beginner. I've made some pillow cases, I just finished the exposed zipper bag in the serger class, and some "lazy" pajama pants, but that is it. I see this blouse (that I bought the pattern to as well) and you other McCalls pattern blouse and they are stunning. Is there hope for me to do this good as well, or should I practice on other things?