Ok, this is not a great picture: it had been a long hot day spent in the sun and the photographer was not enthusiastic about this little photo shoot. This is the best picture..LOL! But, I think it shows off the dress and trim. Should have done something with my hair though...ugh. Main construction details can be found here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Why is it so hard to look at pictures of yourself?
I am adding some additional pictures of the completed dress, including one of the back showing the pretty buttons.