It's done. It's done. It's DONE!! off the needles, ribbons threaded and tied, and hung to photograph. I'm in love with it and i'm going to give it away. It's a bridal gift for my cousin, next week. I used 3/2 Perle Cotton, US 3 and 2 needles and only a minor change to the straps at the top.
*thanks to Maggie's heater (and dress form too) for giving it that old fashioned feel it deserves.