Well, it was a lot of work, and I did not finish until acouple of hours before I had to leave the house, but the end effect was wellworth it!
My Gutterman silk thread spool was completely used up, so Ihand basted over 110 yards of fabric. And I am afraid to think about how many hours it took – I would guesssomewhere around 60 or 70 hours over the past month between the muslin, the corselette,basting dupioni to organza and gathering up quite a few leaves and flowers, andmaking and embellishing the matching purse.
I think this is the most work I have ever done on any onegarment, and I am also the most proud of this gown.
More information about my process, and more pictures may befound over at Lilacs & Lace.