Hey guys! Thanks for the complements!
To answer some of your questions, Yes that is the white stripes on my skirt. I did not use dye, I basicallly poured bleach on my jeans, washed them, and then brushed on watered down red acryllic paint (liquitex Basics). After they dried, I drew on them with colored sharpie markers, and stenciled on them. After that, I made them into the skirt you see now by cutting open the inseams, sewing them together, and putting fabric inserts in. The rest of the decoration is reverse applique, embroidery and buttons. To do the reverse applique as seen on my skirt, I simply cut windows in the denim and found scraps to sew behind them. I am sure there are some embroidery how- tos on this site somewhere, good luck- I look foreward to seeing some of your designs!
Again thanks for the kind words!
Ryn P.S.- here is the skully close up- its from M.C. Escher