Pattern Matching & Piping

I'm a bad blogger. 

But I am very excited about my new project!  This is from one of Burda's PDF patterns, "Three Quarter Sleeve Lace Dress 07/2011"

This has been one of the longest projects I've ever done -- not because it's that complicated or even difficult, but because I want to get it perfect! 5 prototypes and minor pattern alterations  later (for sleeve and armscye), I've got the basic assembly done. Here's a preview.