Against everyone's advice, I decided that my first sewing project would be something pretty complex. Sleeves, pleats, and more. I didn't like any of the basic patterns at Jo-Ann, so I opted for this Hilary Duff pattern (who knew?), on sale for $1.99. I figured if I really liked the end result, I'd stick with it and learn how to really use my machine.
I had to take in the back, because the dress ended up being way too big, even though I took all my measurements and chose the size accordingly.
I like to wear it over another dress, a Target clearance find!