I'm also making progress on the hawaiian dress frontier. I connected the two back parts, and got started at the front.
I will use the piping for the bust only because I think that many horizontal lines will make me look even more stumpy than I am. My upper body is rather short, boyfriend and I wear the same jeans size and he is 12cm longer than me!
Although the piping takes a lot of hand basting, it looks really good!
I also found thread in my stash which matches the dark pink flowers in the fabric. Should I put in some contrast stitching next to the piping or should I leave it as is? What do you think?