A few days after Susan picked out her pattern, I was checking the reviews on the Pattern Review website (see my links), and what did I find?
A newly posted review of that very pattern!
click here to see the review
Yes, a PR member had just finished making the same dress for her god-daughter's prom! In addition to posting beautiful pictures and giving lots of helpful information about the pattern, she eased my mind quite a bit when she said that she thought that an Intermediate level sewer could probably handle it.
I couldn't wait to tell Susan, and she was just as excited as I was! A coincidence? No, we agreed, it was fate...