sister, who has garment sewing experience, was visiting and she helped a lot. (It was sweet. At one point she said, "this is what I feel like when you are at my house and I'm trying to make a quilt." That made me feel so much better! I'm so thankful that I have a sister to sew with. Thanks, Clair, for your help!!!) Anyway, back to the dress....I'm over half way done and not sure that it's going to fit. But it's been a great learning experience so far. I'll keep you posted!