Here is the completed outfit beautifully modelled by my sister. I am really pleased with the corset, it turned out really well. The dress underneath was very rushed, and I know I could have done a better job which is frustrating. Hopefully this will teach me to have sparks of inspiration with longer than 3 days to go before the birthday. I think I slept a total of about 10 hours over those 3 days.
I did have my first forage into the making of ribbon flowers. Denise lent me this wonderful book, which was invaluable. There are so many different ways to do it. I pretty much made a nest of ribbons in the corner of the settee and sat late into the night (several nights) trying out all the different methods.
I have learned from this experience, NEVER trust someone to take their own measurements. I don't know how she did it, but little-sister managed to measure her own waist 10cm smaller than it actually was, I know there is breathing in but.... ?