All it needed was some finishing touches.
A pretty ribbon and brooch.
Although the brooch is still just a button and a safety-pin, my sister will be glueing it to a pin back.
And a hook and eye instead of the loop and button. We still put the button on, it gives it a little pizzazz and she already had it anyway.
I am very pleased how this turned out, the ribbon defiantly gives it something that it was missing, since the lace and main fabric are so close in color.