I love the artbook and will be doing her blue nun outfit from the art book as well, but I figured that I liked the simple and elegant color of the anime gown, not to mention that episode was so toughing ^_^!
I'm definitly going to sew it myself, I already figured that. My greatest concern at the moment as I'm getting started is how much boning I want in the top and also how wide I want it to turn out. I am planning to go to a con in this for one day that my friends and I have destignated for pictures, so I want to fit through doors, but I want to give the poof justice. Also, how soft do I want the dress to be in terms of am I using wide boning in a hoop skirt or will I simply use a ruffled slip. Suggestions, suggestions!