This is a dress my mom and I made for my Winter Formal last semester. We spent a couple months making it. I designed the dress myself and you can see my drawing of it here too. (Dying of a Broken Heart) My mom showed me how to cut out all the pieces and sew them together. She did the really hard parts though, like the facing and the sewing that would be seen. :p The original pattern we used had to be altered, especially the sleeves. I had to make my own pattern for those. I really wanted the sleeves to be big and have red on the inside, but still be able to eat without getting food all over the sleeves. The design worked well.
My friend and personal silversmith, David, made the circlet. (He's also made me two beautiful rings! Thank you David!)