I worked on sewing pearls to the forepart a bit today...it's up to about a third done now. After the pearls I have to figure out that trim at the hem. After searching high and low for some kind of non-awful trim, I think I'm just going to cut a strip of the damask, pearl it a little more heavily, and edge it with some narrow, inoffensive gold woven trim. Though I might go with some gold trim I cut off a sari ages ago. The backing color's a little off (a rather brighter red) buuuuuuuut we'll see.