How lucky am I that I was able shop with the gal behind Colette patterns for my fabric?
I picked a strange blend of wool, poly, something, something for the main fabric. The lady that cut it actually warned me not to wash it. I might do it anyway, as I am a low maintenance kind of person and a rebel. Also, I try my best not to dryclean. Regardless, I don't wear dresses all that often, so the cleaning will be minimal.
I then found a satin finished cotton at Bolt. I picked up two colors of orangey red. The more orange red is the one I would like to use, but it only came as a half yard cut, so I am not sure if there will be enough. Just to be safe I got another color in the correct yardage. I am looking foward to this project. I have had this pattern in my to-do pile for about a year.