Some lessons I learned:
- I need pinking shears, or a pinking roller cutter. The fraying on this material drove me up the wall. I had to use more Fray Check than a rational tailor would consider, and my sewing advisors who have been following this are probably cringing.
- I'll try fusible bonding web rather than fabric glue the next time I want to attach gold edging like you see above. It's holding, but it looks bumpy in some places.
- I need to find a way to make the sleeves just a little bigger without losing the period-correct look. I intentionally let out the seam allowance by about a quarter of an inch to give me a little more room.