In the meantime, to make myself feel better about failing, you guessed it- I bought new patterns!
Today I picked up Simplicity 2337. Love this! I have to make that red dress. I even have some red linen that I've been dying to use! I love the V-neck version with the draped front, too, but I don't think that one is exactly "work appropriate." (That neckline would make Burda proud!) The little stand-up collar version is cute, though. I could totally work that at the office.
And because I have been obsessing about making a military jacket, and this one is TDF, I bought Simplicity 2341. I am drooling over view D (the blue one) and I really like view C (the green one) too.