I'm so sorry the peacock dress didn't work out for you, but it sounds like some great revelations. I usually have a fit and mentally beat it up in a million ways, but your revelation sounds so healthy and so progressive. Big kudos to you! Whatever you make I know it will be wonderful.
It's such a deceptive time period. The lingerie dresses and blouses are so unstructured, but the other ones are so the opposite! Always that little under bodice thing. You're totally right- that's the key to the good teens look. It's the boring part, but it's the canvas to get everything to look pretty on :)