In between drafting and sewing, I've started walking through the Photoshop "Classroom in a Book" lessons. Quite fun, but I've just barely learned the basics of photo retouching.
Here's a sample - using my latest dress as model. I'm still not very happy with the results - I think my lighting still isn't very good and all that white muslin agaist the white mannequin isn't helping.
As for making the dress iteself: It was pretty fast doing up the first draft - but then the sleeves were a real killer. I kept redrawing them a thousand times, trying to figure out what the best width was and where exactly on the shoulder I wanted it to lie.
Off to work on another dress!