ive looked for patterns but i cant find anything similar and i was wondering if i do make the dress, should i line it to stiffen it up for the jagged pieces up top so they wont flop down?
thanks for the guidance!
I would look through the pattern companies web sites for a strapless bubble skirt dress. it'll be there somewhere.
Once you have the pattern, copy the bodice pattern pieces onto some other paper. now you can draw that jagged top without accidentally exposing yourself. Put away the original pattern pieces and use your copied amended ones when cutting your dress out.
when sewing, obviously you'll be doing the top edge differently, possibly putting boning in the jagged bits so they stay up. But essentially, it'll be the same process as instructed, just different shapes resulting. Good luck!
if you dont want to go strapless, you could always do a netted shoulder piece in marcelines skin color to match your body paint or body suit. This would also give you something to sew the "spikey raggy top" to so the points stayed in place. (You see this done a lot with ballet and ice skating dresses)