never will forget that first go. i was nervous as all hell, stage fright, sick to the stomach and when the 3 judges said it was flawless, Team Australia Quality, walked right off the paper i could have died happy right there.
i used silk for this. it has 3 layers, silk, cotton, silk in the skirt and silk, interfacing, cotton on the bodice.
i can still wear this dress now it's that well put together, i wore it for several shoots and another convention and its still fantastic
took 120 hours to make as i was heavily medicated for the manifest plague we caught that year.