Hehe, thanks ladies!
I think you can copy and paste from my larger image (the size is the same as the one I saved) and I cannot remember if that was one that I 'snipped' or if I saved it from somewhere else. I thought it was from the Met.....but I didn't label it....in my archives it's labeled as an XL in the code, so I think it was a file you could open up in different sizes.
Jessamyn that is a BRILLIANT idea about the hem-tape/facing. If I understand you correctly, that would leave two layers hanging down; the pleated outer layer and the inner layer with the hem tape? Because it's a dancing dress it's going to be shorter than I usually make, so I thought it would be ok....and I REALLY want to do the pleating....but that would make things a lot more practical if I can swing it.
Do you think it will look odd, with the hem tape peaking out? I'd probably leave as little as possible hanging down below. You know, I think I'd not trap the second layer behind in the hem facing, because that was I could change the protection part when it gets too ragged.
YAY!!!! I do so love when people tell me things that set off light-bulbs in my brain!!!
Trish, good idea with the lap-over bit. I do want it to look layered!!!