Okay so I am going to make this, Rosetta in her summer dress:
And have several questions for it that I haven't been able to find decent answers for by just browsing in other posts.
1. What type of fabric should I use to get that petal-like texture? I was thinking of some sort of suede or microfiber material but since I need to dye or paint it to get that gradient, I'm not sure those would work.
2. Speaking of dying/painting what methods would work best? I'm debating between dying before construction or after. I almost think after would be best (at least for the top) since I would have more control over it that way. Obviously I would have to wash it or whatever the same way I would dye it to prevent shrinkage.
3. Lastly, I know there are some good wing tutorials out there, but my issue is if it would be best to cut a slit in the back of the bodice like they did in the Disney parks: http://www.flickr.com/photos/disneyb...faves-venusop/
Related to this is that I want to make her jacket too, since I don't know when I'd be wearing this and it may get cold:
But how would I go about dealing with the wings and the jacket so I can easily put it on and take it off? If there even is a way.