I’m about 3/4 done with the front, working on the bust dart (which is an interesting technique, you increase one of the ribbing columns from 6 to 20 stitches, then back down to 6 for each dart). I’m curious to see how those bust darts look on 21st century boobs :-)
Not to mention that wasp waist. Luckily, this sweater is quite stretchy, so it should fit a non-corseted lady just fine.
I'm also looking forward to knitting the sleeves. It will be interesting to see if the 1890s sleeves and armholes vary much in size from today. From what I've read, these areas had much less ease than we are used to, but perhaps in a ribbed "undervest", the designer took comfort into account. We shall see.