The Dress is done, now Christmas can really come. I totally underestimated how many hours I would spend on this dress. If someone would like to purchase it, I think I would charge you $5,000. The night before it was due I worked through the night (Dave's been doing overnight shifts at the hospital so the timing coordinated pretty well) and I spent probably around 8 hours a day (for lots of days) before that. Serious amount of work. I was just proud that I finished. My teacher lectured and lectured over the past weeks about how we were behind and how we would never finish and how we were talking too much (me, sorry). And then I finished, told you I would teacher! Even better was when I got an A. For real. I couldn't believe it.
Some of the Art Deco inspiration (our theme).
My final drawing and inspiration. When I decided the pink dresses with the pleats that went all the way down the princess line and embroidered flowers idea wasn't going to work, I switched completely to designing a military, nutcracker soldier girly dress. I believe this inspiration came from hearing about the American Ballet Theatre's new production of the Nutcracker (which we are going to see on Christmas Eve!)