I used old book pages, and then I punched out some small flowers out of glittered paper, then covered all the seams with twine. This was made with a children's book called Fashion Forms, made by Klutz books. You'll find this book in Michaels in the children's section of craft books. This was so fun to make, and it came with the plastic stand to hold up the dress. I'm addicted to this book and I hope to make many more designs. Give it a try, it was easy and fun to make. Good luck!