I spent another hour and a half attaching the skirt and stitching the bodice lining down over the weekend. I also ordered a zipper from the ultimate zipper place in that time. I held my iPod with color samples of zippers up to my gown to try to get a perfect match.
Last night I started the hunt for shoes. I was confined to my home not feeling well, so I figured I'd use my downtime to cruise the internet for shoes. I want some platform heels so I can get more of a Lili St. Cyr silhouette with this gown. (Sure, I'm not that tall, blonde or thin, but I do want that statuesque elegance.) I found the perfect sparkly shoes but they're not available in my size. After an hour of hunting, I bid on a pair of shoes I can gussy up on eBay for $45. It's a little expensive for me for show shoes. We'll see if I win them.
Total so far: 8.5 hours and $49.