Yes, it's been awhile since I've last posted. The latter part of 2019 was extremely busy for me as we bought a new house and moved to a new town. My time has also been divided with the new book I'm working on, which I hope to finish by next year.
Now that I have my life somewhat in order and back to normal-ish, I plan to start working on one of my dream projects, although fairly challenging. Danielle De Barbarac from Ever After, played by Drew Barrymore, has been a long-time fave of mine in her gorgeous butterfly gown. The gown is commonly referred to, in costuming circles, as her Breathe gown, coined from when Danielle reminded herself to breathe at the royal ball.
After lots of research, I've gathered some materials and a pattern - which will need slightly altered. There is A LOT of time and care that will be required for this project. The chain embroidered over skirt (which I will have to do by hand) will take about 3 months alone. And I will need to do lots of hand-beading, as well. But the finished product, fingers crossed, will be worth it!