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 Frustrating project continues to be frustrating. 

By Saturday morning I'd finally got all the paper pattern pieces to match up. I cut out the front pieces*, and before going to bed I'd finished sewing and top-stitching the front. 
I'm not happy with how it looks. I don't dislike it enough to scrap the project; I still intend to wear this to the upcoming wedding. But the pieced-seams are bubbly. Not the seams themselves, but the fabric above and below.
I believe the problem comes from the fabric. This wool/cotton challis is kinda loosely woven, and with that weave I think it's not the best fabric for that degree of bias-cut piecing. I think that was this pattern really needs is a much denser weave. I think even a rayon challis would have been better. I think a super-lightweight wool twill would be a good fit, actually.

The other weirdness is that, for some reason, I thought that commercial pattern pieces were printed such that the expectation is that you are laying them out on the wrong side of the fabric. Turns out I was wrong -- they expect you to lay them out on the fashion/right side of the fabric. So my dress is opposite of what was intended. Now, in the greater scheme of things it doesn't really matter, but it's another thing that I'm finding frustrating about this dress. 

Next up: cutting out and putting together the back. 

*Thank you lifeofglamour for hosting my while I cut stuff out. 
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