It was begun months ago, and put aside unfinished. Racheal actually did most of the major construction, but I did most of the hand work, just finishing the hemming, button holes, and putting the buttons on, within the past few days.
When Racheal initially fitted the pattern, neither of us caught the mistake that it was fitted without me having petticoats on, which you might not think would make a huge amount of difference...but trust me, it makes a big difference when it comes to your waist circumference! So once Racheal got the major construction done, and I tried it on with full regalia, it was too small! That was a very disappointing moment...So I added a button band, and did some awkward stitching here and there to make the whole thing "work". But all in all, I think it turned out alright!
What do you think?