What I've been up to regarding my 1912 gown

Here are the beginnings of my 1912 evening gown.

Pattern pieces

Beginnings of the beading of the belt

After another 4-5 hours of beading, we can see some progress on the belt!

A very simple shift. I needed something to wear under the corset, so I made this up. The only decoration in it is some lace on the neckline. It comes down to my knees.