If you are new to sewing See & Sew from Butterick is a good starting point to learn the bascis of sewing.
Being an experienced sewer these patterns are normally a quick stress free sewing project.
I decided to make view A:
Instead I did a traditional crosswise fold to the fabric and began cutting out the back pieces. This mistake left too little fabric to cut out the skirt front piece:
I didn't want this to become what sewers call a wadder, so I cut the skirt back piece on the fold once more to use it in place of the front skirt piece.
Front and back skirt pieces
Sorry to say it caused me to lose the pretty gathers in the skirt, yet and still it would end up being a wearable dress :-)
Here are my results:
Once I put the dress together I noticed that accross the back had a slight gap between the shoulders. I decided to place two small darts to each side of the back:
The dart could have been put in cleaner, however I simply wasn't concerned at the time. I was more focussed on the over all look of the dress, besides if you don't tell who will know? ;-)
In harmony with exposing my fabric cutting mistake, here are some of my picture out takes as well:
Pregnant?, full? And just plan goofy
So what mistakes have you made in your over confidence or lack of attention? Let me know in the comments below.