I was also able to get the black cotton lace embroidered on nylon net delivered 24 hours before the event. Completing the bodice was a struggle as I have broken my elbow. Thanks to the help of my friend Wendy who sewed on the sleeves and replaced the plastic boning with steel and my wonderful partner Nic who learnt how to whip stitch and sew on hooks, I was able to complete the bodice in time.
The half completed bodice after the last event.
Silk organza sleeve with lace trim.
Inside cotton lining and padding.
The completed bodice as of tonight. Fitted to within an inch of its life.
My gorgeous partner Nic who was a wonderful help (and yes I know he is in Regency).
I am also horribly vain so I managed to rig my arm for every photo to avoid showing my sling. I was well behaved and did have it in a sling in between photos.