What should have been a momentous third day of sewing ended up realizing just how badly I had sewn on Saturday. So I started over with the hopes of doing better. (Hooray for buying extra materials!) Armed with interfacing, a clothes iron, and the decision to wait until everything was sewn to dye, here is what I have accomplished thus far.
I’m having trouble attaching the lining neatly to the gold edging, but it’s almost done. I cannibalized an old backpack for the large metal rings. They’re not gold, but they’re the closest I’ve found.