I finished my first dress last week!!! I haven't taken any pictures of it yet, but probably will next week. I used a McCalls pattern (the one pictured below), and made the shorter strapless version with a pink print I bought in Kauai.
I didn't think it was going to turn out, but it doesn't look bad at all! I had a couple issues with the zipper (probably since it was the first one I've sewn!), and I probably should have put in one that was a couple inches longer, but oh well. I liked sewing for myself so much, that I've actually already started my second dress! I'm hoping to finish it by Wednesday since we're leaving for my brother-in-law's wedding on Thursday. I'm pretty sure I'll have it done by then. Well, I'm going to try to get Tristen to take a nap so I can get back to work on it!