I finished my sweater! I was so excited, I snapped an awkward selfie in my in-laws very orange bathroom, lol.
I wanted a sweater I could breastfeed in and that was casual enough to throw over my pj's. I think this will do nicely. I do wish the body was a bit longer, but not enough to do anything about it!
My dress is still being obstinate. The directions for the collar were not helpful in actually getting the thing to go in nicely. Instead of laying close to my neck, it flares out from it. Dh said it looks like something out of the matrix. I didn't discover the problem until I had already secured it in with the facing and serging, and understitching, and everything. I was in denial for a while over it, but finally started picking it out today. I worked with my seam ripper for an hour, and it's still not done. Here is the offending collar.