|Finished body piece
To fix the body piece: rather than ripping out the whole thing I snipped the yarn at the waist, put it back on the needles and commenced knitting down to the hips. It turned out great! I bound off with the super stretchy bind off, which I actually like better than the original tubular cast on edge :)
|The fabric-drapy silk, yum!
Note to giveaway winners: I haven't mailed the patterns yet but I haven't forgotten about you! It should be lickety split as soon as I find some envelopes.