The SSH for the kimono bottom was done using a mix of blue and lavendar threads. It looked smoother this way and evened out the blue and lavendar stripes of the color merge. The angles of the SSH however turned out to be bad. At least they are somewhat neat and hopefully will not be obvious to non-JE practitioners. This will have to do. Maybe I can put the superimposed gold squares in strategic places to make it less obvious.
From a recommendation by Mary Alice, the dark undergarment is a shade less black than the hair, so as not to compete with the hair.