This was a fun piece to do. I used a computer image of a model to make the black silhouette. I first made a template then used that to cut out the silhouette from black cotton fabric. It was then fused to the silk. The red dress is cotton fabric and netting I just manipulated until it looked right then hand sewed it to the silk. The dress stands out from the background. I like the contrast of fabrics and colors. It is machine and hand stitch, hand beaded.