I'm nearly done the Mariana Trench Dress (McCall's 6279), but I'm too excited to share my progress to wait until the sleeves are finished before showing it off. It's turning out so good! Probably my best work to date!
But boy have I been arguing with the dress all day. From the interfacing to the topstitching, the hem to the button holes, and even the buttons, this dress has been fighting me the whole way. But even after having to pick 3 different buttonholes, I've doggedly (and patiently) kept going, and I'm loving the results.
All I have left to do is sleeves, and I hate easing in sleeves. Obviously, since I'd rather deal with hemming AND troublesome buttonholes. I'd make it sleeveless, but I really do prefer the version with the sleeves.
Wish me luck!