My fourth dress success was made from this purple owls and trees print fabric from Hancock Fabrics.
I used my altered McCall's 6027 for the bodice portion and New Look 6020 for the skirt portion.
This successfully produced the A-line shape I was going for.
As you can see, I've had another haircut. The previous length felt sort of "in between." I was still putting it up, which rather defeated the purpose of having it cut in the first place. And it was still heavy, without much movement. So I had it cut short enough to swing freely and had more layers added.
It feels less like a drastic change than I'd hoped. But short of pulling out the clippers or bleach, this is about as big a change as I could get. I think my real problem is that no matter what I do to my hair, my face still looks the same. :P