My blouse is pretty much done. I have a little bit of finishing left to do on the collar yet, but I've finally got everything attached together. It fits pretty well and it's hopefully at least a little flattering D: The neck of this pattern gave me so much freaking trouble. I thought it looked straightforward from the pattern, but none of the peices matched up at all. I had a hell of a time trying to get it to work out. In the end, I ghetto rigged it and basted it all together. The inside looks nothing like how the pattern says it should. Perhaps because of this, the collar isn't as big/open as on the pattern, but I think it still looks pretty nice. I just have to clip it a little more and then finish that seam and it's done. I still have enough time to make that ribbed longsleeve jersey top and if I really want to, a coat to wear to the wedding. Wool is pretty expensive, but I've always wanted a nice long black worsted peacoat. I wonder if I should just buy one? I mean, I have a nice leather jacket, and a horribly out-of-fashion but warm, oversized down coat that I can fit multiple sweaters under. But neither are really appropriate for this event. The first would not be warm enough, and the latter is unbeleiveably ugly XD But it's a great coat, so there's no way i'm going to get rid of it.
I'd thought about sewing a more fashionable dress coat, but it seems like a lot of work :X
On the other hand.. I haven't found very many websites that offer affordable women's dress coats. I've found a lot of swanky looking coats for 190-300 dollars, and I think that's very silly.