Okay, I'm coming to the C&P folks for help. Fenig and I have been looking high and low for a suitable velvet that would work for the Peacock Gown overcoat. While doing the burnout etching by hand is probably what will happen, (although... YIKES!), the hope is to find an on-the-market velvet that is a very close match. In order to make a similar pattern with all the colors would be stroke-inducing. Seriously, can you imagine resist-dying all those yards and yards of velvet, simply to get a blue underlayer??? (just the thought makes me nauseous) Is there a velvet out there that is purposely two-tone (specifically for etching), with the backing being one color, and the velvet another? On a more positive note, I've made some good finds in the search for the two-tone fabrics that make up the underdress: Shot silk taffetas: http://www.fabrics.net/outlet/Detail.asp?ProductID=1967 - blue/orange http://www.denverfabrics.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/SI/r/12950.600.jpg - royal/brown (looks too dark) http://beautifulfabric.com/asccustompages/products.asp?fpage=1&productID=299&cartID=2920456&categoryid=8 - embroidered, but gorgeous Habotai: (for the blouse) http://www.bangkok-thailand.com/create-your-own-two-tone-thai-silk.htm#colors - create your own two-tone silk - $14.00 yd or less ? interesting option Velvets and other overcoat possibilities: http://beautifulfabric.com/asccustompages/products.asp?fpage=2&productID=174&cartID=2920456&categoryid=18 - may be to heavy, may be wrong shades, but might work If any of the links I've posted here are inappropriate, please feel free to edit them. I have them saved in a word document, and will be happy to share with those interested. Please remember that this is an ongoing fabric search for me. I have not seen any threads in this forum dedicated to this dress, although I know people have done it (Nacchi's friend has a beautiful version that she wore to Comic-Con). Of course, ANY tips about this dress are wanted and appreciated! Post pics of your own dress, if you have 'em! S_S edit: just unlocking.