However the lower body has been giving me a headache having never attempted anything like her before. I got so far... but was in need of help. Having had my messy unfinished skeleton completed for me and explained I have since been able to complete an experimental skin. I have been trying to skin the dress in such a way that there is a smooth left and right foot movement. I quite like this odd 'Happy Feet' motion going on. (Complete with flipper like controls!) For the sakes of understanding how she might move I keyed a few other joints to move too. This is in no way her final walk cycle. She has yet to be rigged properly.
I hope to move onto dynamic cloth for her cloak and her springy 'instant-noodle' hair, before finally creating her blend shapes for her face. There's along way to go, but she is coming to life!