This dress is stunning! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I want one. I want to ask about the bodice. It looks like the major material used was a champagne silk shantung. Is the bodice part the same material with lace over it? Also, how did you make the buttons? And, did you use a belt inside? Is there a separate crinoline?
I love this, and I am not such a great seamstress. I'm going to try and use your recommendations regarding increasing the bust. And I'll likely do a muslin first since I want one like this in silk. It's so beautiful! She's a very lucky girl to have a great friend in you!