I am happy with the result...
|Photo by Lemonsgraph Studio|
The ensemble is constructed from black cut-work velvet, black lace, and salmon voile; cuffs and bodice back close with 23 black buttons; skirt with seven eyes and hooks.
The remainder of my sewing time this week will be spent copying over several antique patterns I bought just recently - I want to get those out of the way and stored safely before I begin a new sewing project.
In the meantime, Happy Birthday, America! Celebrate in joy and safety, and blessings and happy sewing!