Here's a quick post about a dress I made and wore only once. I only wore it once because after this it got far too hot, and then I sort of forgot about it. It's made from silver fleur de lys brocade, the sort they make men's wedding waistcoats from. The pattern is 60s- I shortened it a lot and shaped the skirt out though, as the skirt was kind of sack-like before.
Dress: Home made
Ruffle Shirt: Hawes & Curtis
Boots: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa
I still can't decide if I like it or if it's one of my white elephant sewing projects better forgotten...