Sooooo, now I have time to work on my stuff :) I half made a satin dress a few weeks back. I have worn it too. I was running really late the night I wore it but I really really wanted to wear it so I pinned up the hem. Try wearing what is basically a pencil skirt (i.e. not a lot of walking room) with lots of pins sticking in it under a Winter coat. I was in so much pain! I got jabbed with every step I took (which started happening as soon as I got out of my building). I ended up walking home holding my coat away from my legs while trying to not look like some weirdo flasher.
This dress is on it's 3rd front. It's started out life as a basic shift dress with a high side front slit. I was told it was too high and it looked like something J.Lo would wear so I took out the larger of the two front skirt panels and put in two smaller ones, the middle one pleated. Those pleats looked AWFUL. Even though I spent hours ironing them. They didn't hold right. And also, it wasn't so great that they were in a separate panel - it made them fall in an awkward way. It was late at night and I was tired so I thought it looked good and I finished up most of the dress (I attached the bodice to the skirt etc).
Look at them and all their unevenness!
In the morning I came to my senses. Well, not totally. But enough to realise how bad those pleats were. So, I unpicked all of the front :(
I made a one piece skirt front with pleats in the centre. I had the brain wave to interface the pleated section before pleating it. By now I was really hating pleats. The interfacing made my pleats look so nice and even! I wore the dress out with the interfaced pleats. Wearing it I realised how completely stiff the interfacing made it.... It doesn't drape!!! So now I'm trying to take the bloody interfacing off. I'm determined that this is going to be a great dress though! Eventually.
This is what it currently looks like.