The rouleaux are all sewn on! Now I just have to sew the piped lozenges over the joins and I'll be very happy to wear it as is :)
I mocked up the bodice for my riding habit skirt over my lunch break. I decided to make it into something more fancy than just glorified suspenders (like the Patterns of Fashion one) so that I can wear it as a jumper dress! Two outfits for the price of one! And of course I'll have a braided wool spencer as well :) I'll link to my inspiration when I'm on an actual computer!