This dress came about by me originally getting the free pattern off of Pixie Faire on a Freebie Friday. I was going to be house/dog sitting for a week, so I thought I might as well have something to do while I was there (instead of bingeing "Say Yes to the Dress").
The fabric is from Hobby Lobby, and I chose it rather randomly. I liked the mustard color of it and felt that it would look really pretty with my 1830s pattern. I'd been eyeing that fabric for awhile, anyway. Unfortunately, I didn't think to buy matching thread (I thought that some I had from a previous project would work. Of course it didn't) so I used some brighter yellow thread on the inside parts and any part that wouldn't be seen.