Well, it's still technically a WIP because it's not completely finished, but I got enough of it done so DD could at least wear it on Sunday. :happydance:
I spent an amazing amount of time knitting last week, and gave up more and more sleep as the week progressed, but it was just too much to get done by Sunday. I'm still very happy with how far I did get, and now the pressure is off so I can take the time to finish it without rushing.
After sewing the shoulder seams and doing the neckband, I decided that it was just impossible to finish all of the seams and hems by Sunday morning. So I did the hem around the neckline, left the sleeves off for the time being, and basted the side seams together so DD could wear the dress. And the bottom of the dress did a cute little roll-up, so nobody knew it wasn't hemmed yet.
I love how it looks on her, even if it is incomplete. She wore a sweater over it, so nobody could even tell it was sleeveless, and the few people who did notice thought it was meant to be that way. I got quite a few compliments, which always feels good. People were amazed. Even my DH told me how impressed he was and that he thought it was beautiful, which is HUGE coming from him.
And I have to say, I am rather impressed with myself. This is my biggest (almost finished) project yet.
I need to be sure to say another big thank you to MaryS for her help with proofreading my pattern changes and checking my math. :muah:
And now the pix...
(Blanket was knitted by DD's grandma.)