I owe all of you a great big thank you for all your positive comments on American Beauty! I'd also like to thank you for the words of encouragement and help during the long process of making the ensemble. You don't know how much it helped to see a comment when I was going through a particularly difficult, long or boring task.
Not many people would undertake such a task, and not many people have such wonderful friends from all over the world. Thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings and helping me out.
One more thing - I forgot to show you what I did with the appliques, so here's a picture of the ones on the front lining edge. The small ones ended up on the sleeve lining and the large one on the upper back lining.