Several years ago I draped my first 18th century gown on a contemporary cotton print for my daughter. I chose this fabric because I already had it in the stash so it was good for practicing. Also it was my daughter's favorite color.
I had originally bought this fabric for a quilt. I ended up buying too much of this fabric so there was plenty for the gown. Eventually my daughter outgrew the gown, so I ripped it apart to recycle for another outfit. I decided to make this blouse for her, from Simplicity 2599.
She likes this blouse a lot and has worn it often.