What are you most proud of? I really took my time with this project, and also learned a couple of new techniques. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I think a design like this can be tricky to wear. If you make it too big, it can easily look sack-like on a curvy body. According to the pattern measurements, I should have made a large in the hips, but I took it back to a medium for a little less ease. I think the result is that the dress hugs and accentuates my curves rather than trying to hide them.