|Since the fabric for the top was specially ordered (and dyed at home)|
we made a practice top out of plain white cotton. Damson and Piper observe.
|Beautiful beautiful pattern on the top piece!|
|All the pieces are cut for the top.|
Around this time, I stopped taking LV photos and started helping Beth, so we skip to...
|The mostly finished product!|
We still have a few little fixes to work on, but this is it!
For reference, the original dress we're trying to match looks like this:
Hooray for Beth! Damson and I learned a lot... like how to lengthen a skirt from a pattern, how to iron velvet (hint: extremely carefully), and to always check to make sure the snap pieces match up before sewing them on.
We also snuggled with the kitties during our short breaks:
|Tyrion gives Damson a kiss|