So I got engaged over the holiday weekend and decided that I'm going to make my own dress. I really like http://www.brides.com/fashion/dresses/gallery/wedding_dresses/runway/designer/angelsanchez/detail/172635?offset=7, but the top is too short to look good on me and I don't like how the bottom back clumps together. I'm going to use a slightly different and more flattering (on me) pattern, but I have some questions about the parts of this one I want to use.
So, my questions are:
(1) Does anyone know how to make those flowers at the bottom? At least I think they're flowers. Regardless of whether they are or not, I want mine to be.
(2) How can I make the see through part (I can never remember names of fabrics I don't generally use!) float away like that? Is it just up because the flowers or shapes are pushing the fabric up? Do you think it's a larger version of the under part (technical word here), a different shape or the exact same but looks different because of the detail treatment?
(3) I don't want a train. Any design ideas about finishing the back?
I've been sewing since I was a child but all my stuff is very clean and simple, so all this extra fabric is freaking me out!!!