I am not finished (hoho, not even close).
I am not nearly as far as you, Cat (Probekleid? Auftrennen? Einsetzen? Kragen? Oh, not yet sir)
I have finished all the annoying bits last night: buying all supplies, cutting, bordering all raw edges and so on. Which is a big thing, because once these things are done, I am enthusiastic about sewing and manage to finish the dress in a couple of hours. Or days?
When I read on the pattern it was easy, I thought: okay just a couple of hours.
Then I read through the instructions and counted the necessary steps (57!!!) and thought: oh no, days!
Then I counted the number of pieces, which need to be sewn together (8), and thought: hours!
Then I thought about the lining, which I need because the dress is mainly off-white and thought: days ;-(
Oh, well there is no point in further trying to do the maths. I just have to start. So without further blahblah and just a quick look over to your dresses, I am off to my sewing machine. Keep your fingers crossed that I have something to show you next week ;-)