I have finally (re)finished the black elizabethan gown! I will likely be (re)debuting it at Quest this weekend. All I have left to do is shoulder lacing rings and a hook & eye on the rear skirt opening.
The new gown's changes include: Totally redone bodice- first was made for over a corset, this one is boned and self supporting. Now isn't overly tight, especially in the armscye. Old skirt was box-pleated to a separate waistband, new one is cartridge pleated to the bodice. Undid the wonky hem in the front of the skirt opening.
And the old dress looked like this: Cute, but needed fitting and finishing work. The bodice was a little sloppy.