I'm really happy with how everything is going. I'm also very proud of my patience. I'm not known for that quality, so it's a nice surprise to have it now. I've still got to figure out how I am going to put cups in the bodice. I know that will take a little time to figure out, but I've done well so far, so I'm sure it will all be okay.
Today I cut out the lining (same fabric) of the skirt and midriff pieces. I still have SO much fabric left, which is awesome. That was another big step for me. I haven't decided yet whether I'm going to dye the dress or what colors I would dye it. If I do decide to dye it, I won't post info about that because I want it to be a total surprise for my family on my wedding day. I also want to keep doing what my inner voice wants to do, follow my creative yearnings, rather than try to please anyone else. I realized today that this is a piece of art, just like my paintings, and I certainly wouldn't ask someone else what they think about those. So, I'm just going to follow my heart with my dress as well. I'm sure it will turn out wonderfully.