Well, here it is - my BIG project. And believe me, it is a big project. It took me a while to find the right type of fabric, but when I did I had to purchase NINE yards! I plan to make the view seen in the lower right hand corner with the tie seen in the view above it. Although I do like the golden-colored dress, it's just a little bit to plain.
I looked EVERYWHERE for fabric that looked Civil War-ish. Everytime I found something I liked the cost was anywhere from $9.99 to $24.99 per yard - not at all what I was willing to spend on nine yards of material. Here's the fabric I finally found at a wonderful fabric store called Fabricade. It's a rich mallard green with veins of black. It has sweet little bundles of flowers on a dime-sized, creamy background. I did some research on what fabric looked like in 1863, and this print comes pretty close to several swatches that I saw. My final cost? Just about $25.00. Tell me what you think!