So this doll was originally for @BumbleBeeMe 's Princess DDNTM contest, inspired by Venetian Glass.
I had decided to work from this Murano vase as my inspiration: https://www.nugentappraisal.com/murano-glass-appraisal/
I also wanted to try for a more realistic skin shading, having seen @Daisycat 's incredible Peacock Dress
The short version was that this was one long bit of misery - I lost the doll twice, and then got hit with a pretty nasty illness...and at this point, I just don't really have the oomph to finish her. But! I did want to share the progress, because I am incredibly proud of the skin shading and those pleats. (I once said I'd never try pleats or folds on this maker - but I had to try!) The original plan was to go for a more transparent, glass-like effect in the skirt (similar to the sleeve area), with more blue tones.
Anyways - I hope you all enjoy!