Wow, I'm glad you all seem to like it. Thanks for all the way awesome responses. You guys rock.
Funny you should mention Cinderella... my right shoe kept slipping off at the beginning of the evening. Haha. Eventually I grabbed a safety pin and jabbed another hole in the strap so I could buckle it tighter. Why didn't Cinderella think of that one? Teehee.
Ok, so about the construction, I guess... it seems like alot of you think the bottom skirt detaches cause people are asking for tutorials on it. It doesn't connect and disconnect or anything. It's just a separate piece. It fits snugly on my hips and closes with two little hooks at the side. I guess I could have made it connect to the main dress with hooks and eyes or snaps or something, but it just wasn't necessary. Having the two separate pieces just seemed much easier and way more practical.
As for the twist part- hm, it's hard to describe. I cut two satin flattened oblong ovalish pieces and a plain cotton lining one too. I sewed them right sides together so that the lining would be on the inside when I turned it right side out. Then I just twisted it over once and pinned it on the bodice through the inside layers only. I tacked it down to the bodice by hand, sewing through only the underlayers so the stitching wouldn't show on the surface of it. Then I put three hooks and eyes in the back to close.
Haha, sorry if my tutorial doesn't make sense. I tried a bunch of different complicated methods for the twist part on muslin, trying to get the simple, smooth look I was picturing. So yeah, just try different stuff until it works, I guess. I'm not too helpful, am I?
Well, thanks for all the complements. You craftsters are all just completely awesome.