That's how much this dress weighs.
It's all that knit and upholstery fabric, see. I always forget how heavy knits are.
So Jenna's dress is finished. I must hem the skirt and underskirt, but that's trivial and I can do it anytime between now and the 31st.
I've really enjoyed all the hand-stitching on this dress. And I love how there is no trim, just colors, texture and that simple running stitch in gold pearl cotton.
I'll deconstruct this dress for you later. In spite of all my grumbling, it was a fun and easy sew, with some things that I'd never done before, like the peekaboo sleeves to showcase the blue lining at the elbows, and the fitted scalloped peplum thingy at the waist. That said, I had to unpick some bits where, because of all the layers of lining, I'd gotten the construction sequence in the reverse order, resulting in exposed seam allowances appearing in wrong places when I turned various parts right side out. It was like biting into an apple and finding a worm (or parts thereof). I all but shrieked.
There was suspiciously little procrastination on this dress once I'd actually started and I'm currently so uncharacteristically ahead of schedule that I told Jenna I might even make a fleece cloak to wear over her exposed shoulders when she goes out to snag candy. Although any amount of new and exciting procrastination can happen between now and Halloween night, so who knows if that will actually happen!