This costume was really fun to make!
So far, I used:
*4m of white duchess satin for the dress (bustier + skirt + puff sleeves)
*2m of embroidered organza for the upper skirt (well it can't be seen properly on the picture, but the organza part is covered of crystal sparkles, I was lucky enough to find such a lovely fabric (for those who'd like to find a similar one, check the bridal fabric's collection of your shop)
* 2m of silk chiffon, used to cover the bustier, and to make the long sleeves.
*They're not that visible either, but over 600 stones and pearls were set on the costume
*The golden drawings are made with 3D fabric paint (pebeo)
*part of the lateral "laces" are in fact samples of bridal fabric
What I can say is that this costume contains some tough parts:
1) I had some difficulties sewing the silk chiffon, as it was very slippery.
2) under the dress, I'm wearing a hoopskirt made of 4 iron circles + taffetas + tulle. I didn't have time to make the lateral paniers, so to give the puffy effect to the dress, I just rolled some tulle and placed it on the sides of the petticoat.
3) It was impossible to make chiffon sleeves and to make them stay on half my shoulders. Thus I had to use some body glue.
I'm quite happy with the way this costume turned, though I'll need to do some overall amelioration, as carefully placing all the roses and laces I still have at home... Some work is still waiting for meeee ;-)
2nd best group BIFFF 2010 with Dinotiste & Deidara