A friend of mine, Tasha, is an incredibly talented seamstress. I was so very pleased when she said that she would create me a dress. We scoured flickr and many other online photos for ideas, and finally got an idea of what we were looking for. Here is our first inspiration picture. It is not exactly what we would create, but it was our starting point. Isn't it just fabulous?
We decided create a corset top and a separate layered skirt bottom. As i am quite short (5'2) we decided to make a shorter type of skirt, not the full length pooffy dress as the photo (although hers is sooooo gorgeous). We selected four different black materials and then got started.
After some time working on this, we finished the skirt! We put a final push in at the end, to finish the skirt piece in time for my birthday. I am just so excited to have this done :). We went out to a nice restaurant for my birthday and i loved being able to wear my new skirt. I wish I'd have gotten some pictures on my birthday to show you! Oh well. Here's some pics of me modeling it with a different, more casual shirt.
Now we just need to work on the corset top. Being rather 'top heavy' with a pair of FF's, it will be my first corset as stores don't carry my size. How exciting!