So I was going to find a nice blue or even a yellow for the underskirt and trims. Well Joanns had a sale on silk taffeta and I saw a nice blue that I thought would look perfect. Let me tell you I learned several lessons from buying that fabric. One I will not order fabric that I want to match with something online again. Two I will not order from Joann.com again, they had the worst customer service ever and when I went to track my package their system told me it had been delivered to Abu Dabi. I'm not kidding, it really said that. Also the silk was not nearly the quality that I would have preferred. The fabric came and the color was totally off.
However, the color itself was very nice. So I put the plaid polonaise aside for not and started on a different concept for a bustle gown.
Here is the beginning of the front apron. As you can see, the color is completely wrong. It was much darker in the picture on the website.
More to come later....