I am pleased to report I had a quite successful fitting/brainstorming sesh on Sunday with the lovely Sarah. Not only did I fit into the dress much better, (yay!) but I think we also had some great thoughts on how we wanted to add to it, mostly a great little belt thing, with more details tbd.
It was really nice though to finally feel like a) I would fit into the dress and b) even if I didn't exactly, because the woman I got it from has insanely lovely proportions, we had enough room in the seams to make up the difference. And that is a huge weight off of my mind.
I have been thinking over how much fun it would be to give the dress away again afterward...to pass it on to another women to make into her own. Then this would be a sisterhood of a very well-traveled dress!
The jury is still out on the tiara-headband. I lean no, but I won't try to sell it until I am sure.