"The layer1 pic shows just the underdress, which is all one piece. The sleeves are sewn into the gown up at the top of the arm, where the outer flame sleeve also meets the rest of the gown. The waist is elasticized. The top of the gown (the bodice section?) is lined in a creamy/metallic looking medium heavy, satiny feeling material, which continues throughout the flame part of the sleeve. The skirt is unlined. The front of the skirt is all one panel/piece of material, which differs from the gown seen on screen and at the FIDM and the fashion shows. The flame sleeves' shape is more complicated than I had originally thought (more thoughts and pictures on that to come) and is dyed differently from the front three panels compared to the rear two panels. The red undersleeves snapped close."
"The layer2 pic shows the addition of the red underhood. The hood fitted snugly under my chin at the top of my throat and flared outward beyond the neckline of the undergown. I chose to wear it on top of the base gown so that if the overhood slipped forward, the red would show and not the neckline of the gown underneath. The visor/brim of the hood was not rigid, but reminded me of either a few layers or one thick piece of interfacing, perhaps? This piece met the rest of the underhood at my temples and a little above my hairline. The back of the hood tied shut with three set of thin (approximately 1/4") ribbons."
"The layer3 pic shows the addition of the final piece: the overhood
attached to both the red obi/sash piece and the front panel. The obi was
sewn the back of the panel. The only seam on the hood was at the very
top, while the front panel seemed to make the bottom of the overhood
opening just as noted in the fashion show pics. The underhood and panels
were lined with a bronze/brownish/metallic colored satin-like material
(differing from the lining of the underdress.). Interestingly, the obi
was more of a satiny feel than the hood and undersleeves, though I
might be remembering a bit incorrectly."
"The back view shows all the pieces together. There is a zipper
and hook and eye closure for the back of the undergown, colored a sort
of light-muddy color, which begins at about the top of the tailbone.
The back of the flame sleeve is also darker than the front."
"The red undersleeve was a full sleeve that shared a common seam with
and attached to the undergown of the flame dress at the same place as the
flame sleeve. It fastened at the wrist with four snaps, fitted at the
wrist and with a very slight flare to accomodate the lower palm of my
hand. The fabric of both the undersleeve and the red underhood seemed
to be more of a matte material than the shinier/satiny appearance of
the obi/sash. The undersleeve emerges from the flame sleeve at just
above the elbow."