I forgot to mention another first. I altered a basic sleeve pattern to add elbow ease. And my muslin says I seem to have gotten it right. Yay!
Today may well involve deciding the top line of the overskirt (hard to call it a waistband when it won't be at the waist) and then figure out how to add the bridal trim without puckering the fabric. Is that what the 'Sulky Stablizer' I see at Hancocks is for?
This project has been very empowering, what with all the new things and overcoming challenges, and I wouldn't even of thought of it on my own. Thanks, auroraceleste