Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Elizabeth Swann Fabric

Once I finish my Elizabeth Swann stays and also make some panniers I wanted to one day make this dress. I always thought it would have to be way into the future when I had $100 or more to spend on fabric.

Well, this weekend I found some fabric! It's not a perfect match, not as gold as's more cream and buttery. But it's close enough for me and I got all of it for just $22.50! I just have to keep my eyes open for fabric for the underskirt.
Don't you just love it when you find things like that? :)


  1. I cannot believe how perfect it is....

    Love you and miss you! It's weird you not living here anymore.... :( Let's get together and read some more Emma!

    Love you!

  2. Wow. I forgot how beautiful that fabric is! Way to go! =]

  3. I love the fabric and what a great price! I love to read your blog and all the great sewing projects you work on. My family re-enacts the years between 1750-1812, so you are always an inspiration to me to get back to my sewing. Your clothing always looks so nice. I can't wait to see how this dress turns out. I always love when I can get a good deal on fabric. I have 3 girls to make dresses for, so I am always on the look out for good stuff. Good luck on all your projects.

  4. Oh, that fabric is amazingly perfect! I love Colonial fashion, and Elizabeth's dresses are so gorgeous!

  5. Gasp! That is SO exciting! It looks like it will be perfect for the project!
    I had something like that happen to me today too! I've been wanting to make a black velvet spencer jacket like the one Lizzie wears in the '95 Pride & Prejudice, but velvet was so expensive so I thought it would be a while yet...
    and then I went to *whispers* Wal Mart today, and it had just what I wanted for a mere $5.95 a yard!!! :-O I'm so excited! :-)

  6. Gorgeous, and just right for the task (and way to go on the bargain!) It was meant to be.

  7. how fun! Don't you love it when God puts stuff like that in your lap. :)



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