Tracy is a super-organized woman, and when she brings me her inspiration images, they are always in page protectors and she usually has clear ideas about what she wants. See???
I experimented with the graphic in the bowl, but didn't like how it expanded and contracted, so I found another using Google images from Sweet Clip Art that I thought was perfect. I got permission from the artist who created it, who was very charming and wanted to see what I did with her image when I was finished.
I blew it up. I contracted it. And then I designed vines to go with it, and a rose bud. The darn bud reminded me of the Hallmark logo a bit, but I found, turned sideways, it was less offensive and so used it careful only on angles.
I find the back very pleasing with it's pretty drape to balance the gentleman's hand on the dancer's left side and provide a bit of softness and movement. I also like the placement of buckles, two at the front opposite sides, and the one center back.
We also had lots of fun creating the bangle bracelets for this gown, using many different patterns and ideas.