I picked up some really nice snowflake foil organza a little while ago so I could make a spectacular Snow (drag) Queen outfit for the bar in December. I found a pattern that was really good, but wanted a puffy skirt.
I used this tutorial http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=298574.20 from Rossie
It was very time consuming to do the strips of fabric, partially because my fabric was fraying like crazy! I used a tealight candle to melt the edges of all my strips to keep them from unraveling (and to keep me from having to machine finish the edges).
I just used some lame for the yoke. I LOVE how puffy it is
Thanks again to Rossie for the great tutorial!