some progress pics:
puppy photo bomb!
wow that's a long train!
And I promised to tell you about my trim. I'm using wool soutache braid and teddy bear fur!
it's made with an alpaca pile and woven cotton baking. I have loads of it, in longer mohair as well, in all sorts of different colours, left over from when I used to make antique style teddy bears :) it looks to me a lot like the 'plush' you see on originals.