Two cell phone shots of the dress so far. I have all the skirt pieces cut out, and most of them are sewn together. I just need to sew the outer layer together and attach them all to the bodice. Then I'll still have to put the zipper in and hem the thing. The skirt is very full and has three layers, the plum colored silk you see, a cotton under layer to give the silk more strength, and the lining layer. Hemming all that will be a while. The silk feels great though.