Hopefully it will be retro-ly cute and not super turdish by the time I'm done with it!
Nothing has been overly hard yet. All of the mistakes have been dumb so far - like sewing the right side of the fabric to the wrong side. Duh! Rookie mistake. Anyhow, it is never any less frustrating that after two full years I still cannot read a pattern to save my life. Luckily my instructor, Nancy, has the patience of a saint.
I have accomplished the bodice so far which has a strong resemblance to a dickie right now:
Lol. This is not my garment but the results of a Google image search for "dickies." (Note, NEVER search for that again. XXX). Lesson learned.
Albeit somewhat stumped by my current choice, my jumper does not seem unwearable yet - which is a good sign. The fabric is an ultra smooth black on black pinstripe stretch corduroy. I love it, but it will undoubtedly pick up every lint particle in the atmosphere. So I will remember to accessorize with a lint roller when wearing it.
I will post the progress as it is being made...