I didn't take this picture, but this is how I remember Big Ben from my study abroad trip to London. I saw it at night the first time and it was so pretty. I think there was even some sort of crew working just like in the picture.
I wanted my dress to have a circle as its motif and I wanted to keep the dress kind of columnar, but have some flare. By the way, I hate it, and polyester georgette is EVIL! Sewing wasn't all that bad, but cutting was a nightmare. Especially with humongous circle skirt panels! Sewing pleats into a circle was no picnic either.
Here's the dress.
It had to be hand hemmed. I didn't do it and didn't get knocked down because my teacher didn't even check! I did a chiffon hem instead and it worked out pretty well. I merrow hemmed the lining. There is an invisible zipper too. I wish the back straps were made out of the gold fabric, but I didn't have time to make pattern pieces for them. I used this awful, flimsy vintage ribbon I found in my stash. It kept shredding as I worked with it.
I was up all night working on this and then had to do more homework for my Creative Design Applications class. I was also sick, so I'm not really proud of the dress. I hope to be able to make things that I want. I'm tired of making crappy garments that I am not proud of.
Excuses, excuses, excuses. ^