I'm actually making progress! And two posts in one week after no posting for months...yeah!
Yes, the instructions STINK! Thank goodness I had all the resources of those who came before me with this pattern. I think that was one of the reasons I shied away from this pattern for so long. It's kind of nice to not be rushed and to sew at a slower pace. Although I do have a deadline of next Saturday!
Oh, and thank goodness for a dress form. I really don't use it much but for this it was absolutely necessary!
I am a fairly spatial person (Multi-variable calculus was one of my favorite classes...NERD!) but this dress is still a tough one to visualize. All in all though it is coming along. I can see how the finishing will be fiddly but I am hoping...HOPING...it will be worth it and be as flattering as it appears to be.
Here's a blurry pic off my camera phone...it's showing up purple here but it's more of a burgundy/wine color. Nothing fancy fabric wise, just a plain old ponte blend.