The verdict is in! The fabric has been found. I went to Houston to see my daughter over the weekend in Houston and found just the right thing at High Fashion Fabrics. Actually, Stefanie found the fabric for the coat: a grey satin with beading. It was too much for the dress, so I found an off white crepe that was beefy and had wonderful drape.
Here are the fabrics:
The cream is a crepe fabric. The Satin is grey with beading. I have also made changes to my pattern selections. For the crepe fabric, I am making this Michael Kors design:
The jacket will be from this pattern:
I will be using a pearl and rhinestone button for the closure instead of the ribbon.
I will start working on the muslin for the dress this weekend. The big challenge will be the FBA. Stay tuned!