Well I suppose I should post a picture of the finished kirtle! I finished it last week and was supposed to wear it to an SCA demo, but it was so cold that morning that I didn't want to wear garb. So wearing it will have to wait until next weekend when I go to an SCA event. I will definitely take pics with it on, cause the hanger doesn't do it justice! And yes, the cuffs have been finished since this pic.
My favorite part of it are the guards. Have I mentioned how much I love them?! They take a long time for the multiple rows (cause I won't let them be wonky!) but they make such an impact. One nice change is that instead of ribbon to lace it up, I bought some thin, tightly woven cording at Pennsic that matches the pink linen, and it keeps the dress nice and snug.