I made this gown at the beginning of the year. It is worn over an amalgamation of an eighteenth and nineteenth century corset, giving you an eighteenth century bust with the hip shaping of the nineteenth century. There is a huge amount of fabric in this dress (I got slightly carried away!), so I made it out of a shot silk, which is lined to give it a bit of weight. I love this dramatic colour, but I know it's not for everyone. I think it would look lovely in any colour, as the dress is a particularly sculptural piece. I need to get it photographed properly, as my workroom isn't quite big enough.