Just before finding out I was pregnant I made a velvet b-front Venetian. I loved it, but then put it away when I was expecting. I put it on the other day to get an idea of the fit when lo and behold, it fit perfectly! Even without a corset! I'm going to tweak the pattern a bit, do a test run from purple twill, then on to the silk! I am changing the plan for my undergown slightly. It will now be either v-front or solid front. I'll decide really fast.
Yay purple gown!