Mme. Morpho at Dragon*Con
This has been a dream project for years; I loved the look of the sack-back 'robe à la française' and wanted to turn the back pleats into butterfly wings, inspired by the Blue Morpho butterfly. Of course upon doing research I found that I had to modify the historical design quite a bit to get that effect.
It was really difficult to find the right fabric; that was the reason this was on the back-burner for so long. The only place I was able to find a two-tone silk in bright blue/black was Silkbaron.com; they have colour combos I haven't seen anywhere else. I hand-painted the gradient effect.
Everything is made by me, including all the underpinnings.
Gabryel Mantis Just wow!
supergeekgirl I didn't even see you there, but lovely!
Soul_Siren *gasps* Everything about this outfit is just so lovely and well-made! The delicate details are gorgeous! The fabric is perfect for that shimmery butterfly wing effect. Love, love, looooooooove the sleeves! Truly awesome! :D
Kacela This is beautiful! Such a lovely design =]
Little Raven I fell in love with your gown <3
Aïnare Great,very beautiful job and i like much your photo of profile!!!!!!!
nessabutterfly This is so beautiful and creative! I always love what you come up with!
13Kai-Kai Now that is ingenuity at work! Great job, it looks fantastic!
ArtOfEscape Absolutely stunning. The gradient is so subtle and smooth! :)
Ariah Very beautiful. I like the colour you choose.
silent_dreaming Absolutely stunning! I LOVE the fabric you chose, it has such a wonderful iridescence to it.
bossep64 I love the 18th century! Bo dress historian