Well, she's changing into a Woodland Fairy Christmas Tree.
First, I started with the evergreen base that has tiny twinkle lights woven into the evergreens.
I made an apron of sorts with ribbons. Then I hand sewed silk ferns onto the ribbon bands. There are 4 different shades of ferns.
This shows the fern and ribbon apron being added to the skirt of the Christmas tree.
Remember that the evergreen base is peeking through the ferns and ribbons. I tested it, and the lights still shine through both layers.
Now to add the beautiful top. It's made with a camouflage fabric that features the woodlands trees and foliage. Then an overlay of golden tulle softens the overall appearance. Sandwiched between the layers are golden trim, burlap ribbons, and preserved spanish moss.
It adds that bit of elegance. Of course the cummerbund is accented with a burlap flower, pine cones and evergreen branches. No lady should have such a beautiful gown without a bit of jewels.And a bit of flounce in the rear of the garment to add more whimsy and elegance.
Isn't she a fantasy come to life...I really don't want to send her back to my client. Perhaps, I just have to enjoy our creative adventure together and send her on her way.