The whole project went much better than expected. And by that I mean that I ended up with a garment that is not only wearable in public, but cute. I have never sewn with elastic thread in the bobbin before. Also, I didn't use a pattern. I kind of just winged it and used my black dress as a guide.
If I had the time and no kids, I would have done a cute little photoshoot of me in an orchard picking peaches or riding my rustic bike down a dirt road next to a lavender field.
Instead you get little ole me next to the neighbor's fence. I'd really like to find a sweet dress form someday