This project went pretty fast - I did most of the sewing in one weekend. And the next weekend I did all the finishing bits.
So, here is the dress! Everyone one it came from my stash, including the ribbon sash, buckle, and vintage buttons I used on the back.
Also, the sari was a dream to work with. Way easier than the dupioni.
Here are the fashion plates I used as inspiration:
This was a big one, though I didn't do buttons all the way down the back.
And I liked the neckline here:
And the gathered shoulders, though mine ended up falling a little higher on the shoulder.
And to justify my pink underdress.... ;-)