An 1860s style ball gown made for a galla that was, alas canceled.
Fortunitely I live near Gettysburg, PA- Civil War Central- so it won't be hard to find another venue at which to wear my creation.
11.5 yds cotton-poly blend (Oh LORD does it SNAG. ><;;;; ) and a 12 point boned bodice.
Because I was running short of time (2 months) I used buttons down the back instead of the usual lace-up. Lace didn't look right, so I went with fringe instead and some silk braid. All in all, I'm pretty pleased. ^^