As you can see there is a lace overlay on the bodice but no lace on the skirt. The sash and button accents on the back are going to be cream. The cream ribbon sash will probably also be embellished in the center from with beads/sequins/feathers. She loves sparkles.
The dress is floor length and has a natural waist line, which is the modifying we will be doing on the skirt. The lace overlay on the back of the bodice has a zipper until the satin ends and then the lace will connect with snaps. These snaps will be covered with creamy decorative buttons. The only modification that will be done on the bodice is to add fabric at the shoulders to give more of a cap sleeve look. :-)
I can't wait to see this when it is finished. I'm teaching Carolyn the basics of sewing through the experience. For this reason we are skipping the boning in the bodice. :-) Now for a shopping success story. You know how fabric is expensive? Yeah, and buttons? Well, with my nifty 50% off coupons and sales we got all the fabric, buttons (like 12), ribbon, zipper and thread for $30. What a steal.
Edit: We just had our second get together and the bodice is almost done! Stay tuned for pictures...