And I couldn't be happier! This project dragged on way too long.
I avoided working on it for fear of things like buttonholes which, as you can see, I avoided completely and cheated by using press studs. The interfaced insert doesn't quite fit properly and that definitely put me off working on it further.
On the flipside, I love my hemming effort and I love how the pink press studs turned out. I picked them up, along with a nice strong tool to replace the plastic one I used on the change wallet, at Lincraft so I guess that place is good for something! The new tool makes it easier to put the studs in too.
And I will add some action shots tomorrow of M in her new dress. Edited 2/7 to finally add a photo of M in her dress.