I finished one of the six butterfly outfits! Honestly I feel like this project has been doomed from the start, just about everything that could go wrong did go wrong. From the bodice proportions to the hand painting to the hemming - and hemming is the easiest thing ever!
I still like the idea, and I think from a distance the garment will look okay. But thanks to all the problems I had to really lower my standards just to complete it so It’s not a dress I will ever be proud of.
Anyway, it was made from petticoat netting, orange batik, and chiffon. All designs were painted by hand…it took many coats since I was using bright colors on dark fabric. The bodice is fully boned and laces up the back.