Sit down. Take a moment. Breathe deep, and be prepared to be IMPRESSED!
I am matching some stripes hard core. That is the front of the skirt, seen better here:
You can see at the bottom of the skirt I had to cheat a little to get the stripes to match as I wanted, but I will just sew the hem a little short. I've not yet sewn the other two skirt panels together, but was so emboldened by this success that I took advantage of the unplanned possibility for the back of the bodice to match up. BEHOLD!
Try to look beyond the deliciousness of the half eaten Ritz cracker sleeve and check out that stripe matching! I hadn't cut the pattern pieces like that on purpose, but it worked out really well that there was a stripe to be had so near the back center.
It's a little wonky, even more so close up...
...but I've still managed to impress myself. It must not take much* because the fabric pieces kinda bowed away from one another towards the bottom there and I couldn't get them to match up...
...but I feel confident in my ability to fix things I've screwed up (kinda). I'll just cross that bridge when I come to it.
*Por ejemplo, I am very impressed when....
...this morning, and every morning, when I remember to unplug the iron before I leave the house.
...I do laundry before I run out of clean underwear.
...that time I recognized Debbie Gibson in Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus. Seriously. So impressed.