So I was satisfied about the bird, but not as wild about it as I wanted to be. I went through my box of sparkly embroidery thread and found the perfect threads for the sparkly bits and added them on today. And I like it SO much better. I think the bling (and all the added beads etc when I get to that point) will help marry it to the fabric so much more. It may be subtle in this pic but it's actually fairly
Next to the dress fabric. It's a changable aqua/gold silk taffeta, not exact to Cersei's but trying to work from the stash and it was the closest thing.
I also belatedly realized that I had some silk organza in the stash that was a much better match to the dress fabric than this light blue. That's what happens when you can't get to the sewing room for a few weeks! So I'm going to do the subsequent birds on that and hope this one doesn't stand out too much once it's cut out and appliqued on. Worst comes to worst I can always make another one... :P