ah, that's where I swiped the pic from! Didn't even think to look under "tips for construction" ^^;; From their clearer closeup it's apparant that there's actually a bit of flesh colored fabric between the panels, but I think I'm going to go with open fagotting (I was planning on wearing a strapless bodysuit under it anyway). Dyeing the openwork trim is a good idea; I think I'll run with that. Much faster than hand doing it.
Thanks for kicking me back on track