The green bodice and skirt worn by my friend Jane was my first ball gown, made from a very heavy poly-satin. I cheated on this one by using the fabric selvage as the 'hem', I figured the weight of the fabric was sufficient to forgo a proper hem.
The ivory and peach bodice and skirt was a fun project! 13 yards of polished cotton and almost 65 yards of hand threaded lace! Myself and two friends worked for two weeks straight to get this one done. My dining room looked like a sweat shop at the time! LOL