I have to work on at least two things at once to allow time for layers of paint to dry. I had an idea about the robe too. I have in the past "made" a paper by gluing lots of rose petals to a sheet of rice paper. I want to create a shape out of rose petals on this robe in the center. So far though I only have a few petals.
Currently the proposed shape will be that laid out by the pink rice paper. I will use my handmade paper beads and pearls (fake). I scanned the net for rose petal sites. 8 cups of rose petals can cost up to and beyond $16. I guess people use them for weddings. The rose petals I've used in the past have just been ones I've collected from bushes. As you can see I also painted the robe in a wash of ochre and then one section with iridescent white.