The pattern was marked "Advanced" and those gathers on the front are to blame. They aren't difficult, just time consuming.
We have adopted a couple in our church to be our "Grandaddy" and "Nanny" since all of ours have passed on. She told Shannon that the embroidered eyelet was very popular in the 1940s. That was a nice surprise! I had just chosen the fabric because I had it, but it's also historic.
Now for the next project.......