Thank you all so very much for these tips and tricks and hints!!! Sorry I'm just getting back to you with the thanks but since it's, yes, the season for costumes and tutus I've been a little busy. I've got a little time and need to make a double layered black and white one so with these great tips and how-tos I'm off to tackle the job!! Thanx again for responding and I will def upload a pic or two of my project!! Toodles.