I decided to go with the Cancan Dress seen during the 1830's and 1840's when the can-can was danced throughout the western world. Originally the cancan was danced by both sexes and was very acrobatic- not risque at all. Modern people tend to only think about the dance & dancers as something more sexual. That was not really the case.
So on to the dress- the frilly petticoat goes to the floor and has 12 yards of lacy fabric to make the ruffles. All the satin and most of the lace came out of thrift stores over the years. The finished dress with all the layers has 9 yards of satins, 12 yards of lace fabric, 5 yards of lace, and is heavy!
I did the pictures before making the embroidery on the top.