Mission accomplished and I can get my sister's birthday gift in the mail on her actual birthday, even if it won't arrive until Wednesday. What can I say? I'm always late with birthdays. After FORTY-ONE years, she should be used to it. ;-)
Here's a try-on, on a human model — ME! Hey, it's only natural to borrow clothes between sisters, right? This one has just enough extra ease and length added from my versions that it should fit her perfectly. (Yes, I'm still living in my white skirt, which you can see by the wrinkles. It's unusual to see me in all solids, isn't it? So not me.)
And, of course, more bling. Arranging and then touching each crystal with the hot-fix wand took longer than making the top itself. I counted 138 crystals. I wish the camera captured how much this thing sparkles — she will light up a completely dark room. ;-)
I continued them around the back of the neckband too.
I didn't get to put the finishing touches on my dress, but it was a productive weekend in the sewing room so I'm happy.