Silk Taffeta (dress - 12 yds)
Swarovski Rhinestones in Siam and Crystal
Silk Satin (lining)
Cotton (built in bodice)
Total Cost: $400 for all fabrics, notions, under garments, jewelry, tiara comb, and shoes!
My labor of love, I made 2 1/2 mock-ups before even coming near my good silk fabric. The fabric I found for a steal at $10/yd (60" wide). I managed to talk the guy down from $15/yd. The dress is inspired by a Maggie Sotterro dress I fell in love with, but was NOT paying $1200 for!
The bodice is self lined with a cotton inner layer for the built in 'bustier'. The skirt and train are lined in the satin.
The pick-ups on the skirt are fabric eaters, I had to extend the hemline by 60" because of them. Each pick-up is accented with a small Swarovski 'applique' I made myself.
Here's a cute kissy photo of Will and I so you can see the dress on me, along with the train [link]
Photo by Sherri Jackson Photopgraphy