I did make some progress on the ballgown yesterday, though.
I spread the mint green satin out on the dining room table (which doubles as a cutting table for me!) and measured out 45" four times. This gives me 4 panels which, when sewn side-by-side together, will give me the main body of the underskirt.
|What you don't see: the enormous mound of fabric piled up on the floor at the end of the table!!|
|Measure 45", cut, repeat (x3).|