This will be brief. The bodice for the black and white dress is coming along but I'm learning the construction of this thing is definitely more a marathon than a sprint. I'm also concerned a wee bit about the puffiness of the outer layer of the dress (hard to see in the picture) but I think things will tighten up once the lining goes in.
Also, you'll note a new blog layout (yet again). I'm no C++ or HTML master and I couldn't figure out how to edit some things in the last template. This one: editing gold.