Finally! The first piece of 2011's Dioresque series to make it off the work table. Chantilly lace under shirred tulle on the bodice gives an ethereal, gossamer look. The bodice sculpts the wearer's body by way of inside boning and a few other materials I slipped in there to give it structure . . .
The over skirt is 10 yards of tea-dyed tulle over more layers of tulle and ivory taffeta. White rose petals are dappled all over the skirt.
My signature row of buttons lines the back, finished off with three ivory silk roses . . . . As you can see, the final product veered a wee bit off the original sketch. Don't worry though, the sweetheart neck with roses over the shoulder is coming soon . . .