Been working on my refashioning project, and finally got the collar to look like I wanted, even though the stitching is crap.
I'm afraid I might have hit a round bump with the entire project though and it makes me heart broken to think so. I dyed the dress tonight, and while it turned out okay (and I think I got the discolouration to even out enough that it is not noticeable; though really I won't be able to tell until it's dry) I found that the washing machine tore a hole in the fabric.
That's right, there is a hole the middle of my 65+ year old fabric... several seams came undone, and I ruined the belt (which I can just recreate), but for the life of me I'm not certain yet, how I will get around this. it's located right in the middle of the back section, and anything I can think to do will be something easily seen.
Wish me luck, I am not sure what I'm going to pull out of my hat for this one.