When buying trim, stick to trims that can be sewn on by machine unless you intend to apply less than one yard of it.
When attempting to recreate a dress with an excess of 50 yards of trim, see lesson one.
When sitting and hand applying this more than 50 yards of said non-machine-sewable trim, do not freak out if the dress is not done when you thought it would be.
WWKD actually works. :-)
I am applying WWKD as much as possible this weekend to see if I can get all the trim on the main dress done. I think I can get the dress put together during the week IF I don't have to spend any more time past Sunday night on trim.
Assuming that is true, then I need to make a decision. I can probably get the dress wearable without the pinked & slashed lining to the pendant sleeves, and with a fairly plain set of undersleeves. If I do this, I will probably never get around to replacing those parts. If I want to finish the dress properly, it will probably take another 2-3 weeks.
I won't know until Sunday night how much will be possible. Until then, I'll apply WWKD liberally to the affected area.
Just keep sewing! Just keep sewing! Just keep sewing!