I finally finished appliquing the detail onto the skirt front. Yay. Now on to the back of the skirt and doing the hand embroidery to embelish it (and make it look extra lush).
I estimate that I have spent around 215 hours from enlarging and simplifying the pattern to now. Still a few hours to go but I am looking forward to wearing it at November Crown.
And thanks for the posts... it just tok me a while to work out how to publish them, sigh.
I will post some close ups of the applique shortly.