During the knitting course* I relied on my usual modus operandi which goes: idea [leads to] action [leads to] idea doesn't quite work [leads to] I need to find a solution for my mistake [leads to] new action… And that's pretty much how I (just about) finished the dress. It got a double pocket because I had to cover up some stitching mistakes and my idea of creating Black Swan inspired detachable sleeves didn't quite work out either, BUT I also purchased a 2nd hand knitting machine, so this is just the beginning (I fear I keep threatening this as some form of self motivation).
*which is finished now. It was SO MUCH FUN. Highly, highly recommendable... I really want to tell you more about it, but I'm off to parent's evening - oh the joy!