First off, I'm being good and using fabric from the stash. The fabric is a light weight plaid cotton that I bought several years ago for the purpose of make a Civil War era gown. I don't have any pictures to share just yet, will take some tonight. The plaid is a nice combo of a brownish orange, blue, green, and white. Plaids were very popular in the 1860s and at $2.50 a yard it was hard to say no.
|The inspiration for my new dress. Source- Possibly Ebay, I can't remember|
Update 3/19/2013 - Just found this image which is a pretty good match for my plaid fabric. :)