What are you most proud of? Finishing before the Fiesta Coronation, and making my friend who commissioned the order happy. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you have a cummerbund/bowtie set to study before you start, and the hardware. But if you just want to pleat and use Carol's techniques, silk is perfect for this! The Sari yarn was lovely to work with. Because the outer pleats are twisted between rows, I was unable to fill those areas with decorative stitches: but I was able to add many rows of stitches, sometimes on top of each other, just next to the couched Sari yarns and I loved the look. If this wasn't for a man, I think the French knots and beading would have been wonderful!