The very first dress I ever made was a mock up for the dress I wanted to make! I decided to make the body of the dress first so that the second time I made the dress I could focus on the collar and sleeves. My theory paid off because since I had already made the body of the dress before it took me no time at all and I was able to focus all my energy on the collar. I am so proud of this dress and I know that I will be making it over and over again, shirt dresses are my favorite! I spend so much money at Anthro buying shirt dresses that I wanted to learn how to make one so that when I saw cute fabric I could turn it into a shirt dress. I am already working on another shirt dress with a PETER PAN collar!! I am so excited! And I am on the hunt for some super cute fabric for this other sleeveless shirt dress with very cute hip pockets.