Well, I am on my way to completing my first personal sewing challenge, so here are the finished pictures, along with several construction pictures, of the gown. I am not happy with the final pictures..the tones is very off, so I may retake them and repost at another time. But I still wanted to share what I have completed so far!
Here are the two fabrics I choose: one for the petticoat and one for the over dress.
I created a shorter petticoat and placed it over panniers. I also added extra padding on the bum area.