My daughter wants me to make this dress (attached as a .pdf) without the sleeves or the thing hanging off her arm. I think the outer layer of the skirts (forgive me because I am just getting used to the vocabulary for dance dresses) should be a netting. If it is netting then you can poke the individual feather through the netting then sew and glue. Is that what you all would do? Also any guesses as to how many feathers? or a good site to buy them from? There are blue and white feathers.