Monique and Kelli, thanks for the comments! You will be happy to know that the missing spool of thread has been found. It appears that a creature of the feline persuasion found the spool and thought it was a new toy. The thread was found in a different room under a table. No where near the sewing table.
So, yay! I did not have to use the thread that was kinda close or run out and buy more. I was also able to cut out the McCall’s 5150 dress. I did make a FBA on the pattern, it is my first and I think I muddled through it correctly.
I am using a turquoise cotton sateen which does have a bit of stretch in it. It is a brighter color than I normally gravitate to, but I think it will be pretty with brown shoes and boy do I have some great brown shoes to wear with it.
I was also able to sew up the skirt which does need to hang for a few days to allow the bias to do its thing.