Yesterday I started cutting out strips of fabric with a vague picture in my mind of how my dress would look. Sadie helped me drape and giggle. She also offered to sew, but I declined (by pointing out that we still need to buy batteries!). Here's what I've come up with so far. I'd have to say my dress form comes in a close second to my scissors in the usefulness department.
Unfortunately the bra straps (that I use to shape my dress form) are in the picture. But other than that, here's my plan for my new dress.
Now if only I had someplace fancy to wear it! Maybe next year!