Morpho Butterfly Gown

Morpho Butterfly Gown

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; 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.

Madame Morpho
Mme. Morpho
9 years ago

13Kai-Kai This is absolutely gorgeous, all of your hard work definitely paid off!

kingsandqueens oh my GOSH this is GORGEOUS!!

Japanimemusic I have to say this is probably one of the most beautiful dresses I've ever seen. And you yourself are very beautiful too! 8D

bossep64 Perfect!