The gown sketch featured a skirt that dropped from the low hip, but high enough to disguise a wider thigh, and included additional fullness in the shape from the knee down. This is a year of multiple layers of skirt, so I also found some crisp, sheer organza and cut an underskirt that had a pretty mass of flounce, again, from below the knee.
A simple white, off-the-shoulder leotard with a v-back and long flounced sleeves to emulate the shape of the skirt was cut. Once assembled, a Jet Swarovski application sample was done and then turned over to Michele, who created a jig to help with randomizing the crystal pattern.
As a side note, it is amazingly difficult to create randomness. I just watched an old episode of "Num3ers," which is a TV show based on the usefullness of a mathematical genius in solving crimes. In this episode, the genius asks a group of people to distribute themselves randomly around a room. They do so. And then he points out that they are all equidistant from each other, and (of course) proceeds to solve the crime. The same thing tends to happen with random rhinestoning. It's very hard to accomplish, unless you intentionally plan to put some closer together and some further apart. But, enough random rambling.