I really didn't know much about costuming when I decided to make that dress, so the process of research and making it took quite a long time. Now, knowing a little more, there are a couple things I want to touch up, but generally I'm quite proud of it.
There's supposed to be some sort of sleeves, but I liked it this way and chose not to add them.
I made the hems a little too wide, I'll have to touch them up when I get home
Close-up on the bodice. You can't see very well, but I did some beading in the lace. I used silk in two different colors for the sash.
The real thing it in oct 2009 at Planet Hollywood in NYC!
Simply gorgeous! I admit I still prefer the original one to my own, It's so nice and delicate. I'd call it inspired by it and not a reproduction.