A little while ago I posted about a sewing class that I'd signed up for. I highly recommend spending the money for it even if you don't like the dress that's being made. It's loaded with techniques like thread tracing, hand stitching, making a muslin, altering for your size, etc. As you can see, I am still in the muslin phase which has been labor intensive but satisfying. I've used hand stitching and machine stitching on the muslin and am getting eager to be far enough along to try it on. Regardless of how this dress turns out (although it will be awesome!) I have a whole new appreciation for haute couture sewing. Even if I only use one technique per garment here on out, it will be so worth it!