I bought this blue/cream shot silk taffeta in the fabric district during Costume College for a steal and I absolutely love it. The only problem is I only have a bit under 4 yards of it since I bought all that was left on the bolt.
The best part? I've commissioned the lovely Amy of Creative Chaos to make death's head buttons for me! Forget the rest of the dress - buttons are where it's at.
My deadline is October 16th. Time to go pull out my trusty 18th century block.