1. Replace the yellow blouse with a white one - fortunately, a style that I have in my closet.
2. Replace the coloured apron with a black and white striped one - new cotton fabric purchased for this purpose, sewn yesterday.
3. Cover the coloured trim on the bodice with a black velvet ribbon - from my stash, just barely the right length, but it works! Hand sewn over the existing trim so it can be removed should I want the original look back. Also replace blue cord lacing with black leather band - existing in my collection of stuff.
I think I will hike the apron up on both sides to achieve the layered effect I've seen on other steampunk skirts.
I don't think the dress itself needs more detail - the accessories will add enough busyness.
I'm pleased with the changed look so far - amazing how much difference trim makes!
Next step: accessorize. Today's task - sewing a white, lace-trimmed mob cap.