I finished this yesterday to wear to the Birthnight Ball at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum next weekend. I had a hiccup, where despite my mockup, the back piece of the bodice ended up too wide. The net had stretched more than I anticipated. So I added a seam there. After that fix, it fits. My other mistake was burning a hole in a front piece with my iron (I had forgotten that it was on the high linen setting, so it singed the synthetic net even through a press cloth). Luckily I had enough fabric to replace that piece.
I used a vintage net dupatta that had metal embroidery and beading on it. The embroidery is not in perfect shape, but it’s good enough unless you look closely. I sewed the pieces together using flat felled seams, and then bound the edges with velvet ribbon. The waistband is made with cotton tape, covered with more velvet ribbon.