I have been working away at this gown in semi-secret since the start of this year. There are of course a million things I would do differently next time, but I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out. I have 127 hours into this dress from the moment I began handling fabric.
I wore this at last night's Costume College Gala. I will do a proper write up about how I digitized the motif and executed the appliqué, but for now here are a couple of photos.