We interrupt the long period of silence on this dress to inform you that we are working on it now. Well, not right now, but tonight! After a bit of inspiration, I’ve figured out the basic layout of the ball gown bodice! Which I can’t make until I’ve finished the skirt so I know how much fabric I have left. Which also means I should finish writing this soon so I can get to sewing.

Something like this, except imagine the white lace as black (this lace, to be exact), the white piping and beaded trim in gold, and the gathered filler in black.

There we go. Now back to the skirt!