I'm happy to share with you that I actually accomplished what I intended to this weekend. Here is my Passport muslin!
(Please excuse my hair. These pictures were taken after a full day of cleaning.) This dress went together very quickly. Granted, I was skipping some steps (like the facings, which I'm going to switch out on the finished dress for a full lining, and I couldn't figure out how to put the zipper in, so I just pinned it until I can talk with my instructor about it), but it only took me a little over an hour to put this beauty together. I really like how it fits, although the muslin is a bit big in the chest (I was expecting this). I really like the tuck detailing on the front of the bodice and darts on the back.
The pleats at the waist add are a nice touch as well. Sadly, this dress doesn't photograph as nicely as it looks in person. I'm guessing this is because the color of muslin looks so blah on me. Trust me, it's very flattering!
I'll be working through the minor fitting issues in this weeks sewing class, and hopefully sewing up the real deal next weekend!