Okay, back from FIDM where I stared at this costume at length, as promised in the FIDM assignments thread. This costume appeared to me to be 5 layers: 1. Berry two-tone silk taffeta underskirt (seafoam is the best name we could think of to describe the other, less obvious 'tone' with the berry colour - it wasn't really blue or green, but both-ish, if that makes sense) 2. Berry two-tone silk chiffon stitched skirt (also at the neckline, inner kimono fold) - same seafoam colour as the muted tone. The ridges in the crinkles/pleats are stitched. The hem of this layer appears uneven, but that could just be the way it hangs on that particular mannequin. 3. Off-white cloquÃ© silk chiffon? underdress (including the fitted sleeve) - the extra detail around the 'puffs' in the fabric did not look to me to be embroidery, but paint, in a dull gold colour, very very faint. And they are, uh, 'furry'. I have no idea in the world how Trisha and Co. achieved that, but they have little white tufts coming off each dot (and they are tiny, like the blob off a small paintbrush). The cloquÃ© fabric looked a little thicker in the weave than a chiffon, but it was still a very fine, light fabric. Not sure what it was exactly. You could get away with a chiffon if you figured out the cloquÃ©-ing technique. It appears to be lined with a darker fabric - possibly the grey kimono fabric? Just guessing here. 4. Grey kimono - I agree with previous observations in this thread that it is grey with a lavender tone and a bit of a sheen to it. It looked thicker than a taffeta or dupioni, but I'm pretty sure it was still silk. The sleeves of this are not lined with the same fabric as the kimono, but with a lavender satin lining. 5. The key pattern obi. Heavy metallic woven fabric. My bet it's from India. Not sure what that would be called but I think padawansguide heard about a similar fabric used in one of Inara's Firefly costumes (Shindig gown? Maggie, did that fabric have a name?) I think that is most of the information I observed, but if you have more questions Jauhzmynn, I'll do my best to answer them.