The idea is that the girl who wore the cardinal dress wore it for a special reason on a day that she was performing on a side stage at a local music festival (in small town Canada). Hence the black t-shirt. And I used tissue to colour the limbs representing the yellow gumboots and red gloves that she "wore" of the event. I am super pleased with this base for my dress.
Dwight is coming here for lunch and to help me get the dress onto the form. (It's heavy and awkward to move.) I can hardly wait to see it all assembled.