I wore the new Roman for half a day at Sapphire last weekend, but it got a proper first-day-out this weekend at our local Baronial Birthday event. I still need to make a tunica interior, and I think I am going to turn the Pink-Palla-of-Doom I wore at Sapphire with a silk palla. The smaller silk veil I wore this weekend was much more comfortable and moved better. Plus I don't look like Hello Kitty Roman Matron.
Overall the gown did very well. I had some problems with my mamillare (the bust band that keeps the girls from going all free-range on me, like chickens). I found this page today, which is from a class at Pennsic a couple of years ago, and I think I've been wrapping it backwards. This morning I decided to test out the start in front method and so far it working much better. The girls can't get out the top of the band and nothing seems to be shifting downwards, which was the problem over the weekend. Yay!