Before we jump into anything, I wanted to set a tentative schedule for us. All the people that expressed interest are busy mommas so I don't want to go too fast, but not too slow and lose anyone due to boredom.
I figured the rest of this week we will build up to the sewing-fabric suggestions and purchasing (got mine today!), taking our measurements, techniques of this pattern, tips, prep, etc. This weekend we can get going.
So here is a schedule. If we need to put a couple more days between tasks, fine with me. Just let me know and I'll revise.
Cutting out our pattern, Cutting into our fabric (squee!), making the bias tape (if not buying)
Stay-stitching the neckline, sewing the darts and center pleat
Sewing the shoulder and side seams
Applying bias tape to neckline
Applying bias tape to armholes
Sewing the hem-you're done!