Here are the photos:
The pockets pattern is quite similar to the one I used on my French Dart Shift Dress, but I had to include a sewn-on pocket facing to facilitate the extra width I put into the skirt part (that's why it sticks out with showing my hands in the pockets).
I figured out how to get a French dart sheath dress. It works best if you use the pivot technique for transferring darts. You just pivot on the bust point until the full waist dart is pointing towards the hip at the side seam. As long as the now-French dart doesn't end in a point at the seam, I think it should be alright. It's hard to tell how the fit would be if I hadn't added the pockets because the bias seams on the pocket facings and so on might have stretched during sewing. : )
(Yes, I'm not a natural in front of the camera but I'll have to improve quickly because I'm my own model (and probably photographer) for the photo-shoot.)
Here you can see a few issues with the fit. I think I'll lower the under bust shaping a little; it's rather unflattering like this, wouldn't you say?
The back neck somehow ended up way too high and I need to lower it by about 3-4cm.
The sleeves took a lot of paper-draping, but given the end result, I think I might as well have just used the original sleeve head and added a seam to get rid of the ease.
I want to add beads or sequins along the French Dart line and along the neckline. The French-dart ones will look like the tail of a shooting star. : )
I've also been working on my illustration. Here it is so far:
It's a combination of pencil, ProMarker, watercolour, and Photoshop. I like it anyway, even if it doesn't look like a professional did it.