Well, one thing led to another and next thing I knew, I had the dress almost done! You can see a close-up of the gathers at the left shoulder in the photo above. The busy fabric kind of hides them, but I think it's okay.
All that's left to do is the hem, the sleeve finish and the neck facings. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I may even have finished photos to share by the end of the week!
In other news, I crocheted the last row of the sleeve/yoke on my lavender sweater. I closed up the sleeves and began work on the body portion. It's too dark to take a decent photo tonight, but I hope to have something to share soon. I was able to try the sweater on and I think it's actually going to fit! (I have a gorgeous cotton print in my stash that will make a cute skirt to go with it...)
As soon as I get the sheath dress wrapped up, I'll be turning my attention to the Kyoto Skirt. I'm thinking I'll go with the black/blue/green "kiwi" fabric for the contrast. Anybody want to take me up on the sew along?