Up next: in calico

I’m working on the storyboard tutorial, and it should be up tomorrow!  In the meantime, here is my planned project for this week.

I’m making Simplicity 2591, which seems to be a very popular pattern (recently discontinued.)  The inspiration is from Modcloth.  I love the piping around the sleeve, and I want to copy it – how would one pipe a sleeve?  Would I have to use a facing instead of a hem?  I’m leaving off the waist tab (in the technical drawing) because I don’t like them for some reason.  I’ve cut the fabric, and I plan to work on the dress when I have time throughout the week.  I’m not making a muslin – I cut a size 10, and plan to do a basted fitting.  Hopefully that should work, and I’m not cursing myself tomorrow!