I titled this post "I am a WIZARD." You probably came here thinking I was going to tell you some brilliant sewing tips, didn't you?
Nope. I meant it literally.
I wanted a really warm winter dress. I had this brilliant blue wool boucle in sort of a terrycloth-like texture. Since the boucle was so thick, I figured it probably couldn't take much in the way of fine detail, so I selected this pattern:
The end result?
"You should buy a hat to go along with that."
"You should applique some yellow stars and planets on it and wear a wizard hat."
Anyway, I'm going to see what I can do to un-wizard this dress. One of my friends suggested that I just embrace the wizard and add lots of pockets in unexpected places a la Kvothe from The Name of the Wind, you know, so I can magically produce items at dramatic moments. This is actually not a half bad idea.