I think duck cloth would be perfect. It's quite sturdy, and comes in a variety of colors.
Someday, I'm gonna be super awesome!!! -Vaati the Picori
Christine Daae Masquerade Gown-DONE! Debuted at AWA 2012!
Christine Daae Wishing Gown - 0%/planning stage
Calcium Miku Ballgown- 5%