This dress has turned out to be one of my favorites! The pattern has a whole bunch of circles on the dress, so I did them in a buttonhole stitch. Furthermore, I got the brilliant (if I do say so myself) idea of graduating the color from light to dark (neckline to hem).
There's a one strand/one wrap French knot in the middle of the buttonhole flowers. The French knot is done in a new (to me) DMC satin floss, made of rayon. VERY shiny stuff.
The lazy daisy flowers at the shoulders are also done in the DMC satin floss.
Another new (to me) DMC fiber is their Pearlescent Effects ... a very rough and sparkly stranded item. I used this for the belt, stitched in a whipped backstitch. I had originally thought to do the buttonhole flowers in this fiber but it is SO rough that I gave up. Heh .... don't even think about doing French knots with it. :-)
Completing this dress means that I am now working on dress #12 ... the LAST dress! :-)