It started as a costume for Balloween (Halloween for our ballet class) and has taken on a life of its own. I completed the outfit in time for October the 20th 2015 but I wasn't entirely happy with it and redid 2/3rds of the piping. I didn't finish the embellishments until February 2016.
There is a write-up here with Even More Photos.
I'd sewn a few Swarovski crystals around the neckline to show willing but I wasn't happy with the effect. As they had to come off anyhow when I re-sewed the piping I took the opportunity to plan a much more elaborate look.
94 beads of various sizes and shades! Now I have to sew the briar back on and add the aditional loops to the side seams.
I've finally finished redoing the main strip of briar down the front and the new loops at the side seams.