thanks, but i'm a bit of an idiot and bought the fabric already, not realizing i'd be limited by its width ><. it was the best thing i could find for my purposes (i'm doing a little red riding hood costume too ). it's all lovely and red and warm S2, and everything else was either not warm enough or stretch (i probably won't have time to line anything). that's actually what made me ask the question in the first place. lucky you, i live halfway into the middle of nowhere, so no fancy specialty shops for me.
i didn't think about gathering it a bit at the neck, though, that could be lovely, thanks!