Version 1.0 is knit in Wollmeise Lace in the too-gorgeous Admiral colorway:
While the overall effect of the first prototype is more or less what I'd envisioned, 2.0 is getting some tweaks. First of all, it's in a 50/50 merino/silk blend from DyeForYarn...which is stunning and so nice to work with. I'm excited to see the drape once it's blocked. Structurally, I changed the hem, "seams"*, and selvedges to a stitch pattern that works better all around; added waist shaping, and re-jiggered some of the neckline and racerback deets. I should finish the very last of the back early tomorrow, hopefully having come up with some fabulously elegant strategy for getting the shape just right in my sleep. Or I'll make it happen by sheer force of will. Fingers crossed for the former.
*no pieces were seamed in the making of this garment