So on to plan B.
This... only in white on white.... This is a flocked taffeta. The taffeta has a lovely iridescent sheen to it and the flocking feels like velvet. We just used this fabric in Three Musketeers on one of the gowns and it just looked lovely... Also, I found this on eBay for $6.50 a yard.
I WAS worried that the pattern of the taffeta would compete with the scroll work embroidery, but since it's white on white, it'll be all... er... it'll work out.
Here's a little collage I did in Photoshop.
The pattern is large enough and subtle enough that I think this will come out quite lovely.
I'm still planning on restyling the jacket to look a little more exotic... I just haven't decided the final plans. But I do plan on buying the fabric soon. I have to check out one of the fabric stores here to see if they carry this fabric, and how much it costs... Although I'll probably just buy it online so I can get it for cheaper.
Here's a pic of the actual fabric in the proper colors. Although you can't really see the sheen of the taffeta.
Anyway, that's about where I am on this project. I just need to find and buy the fabric then figure out my jacket design so I can start embroidering stuff, cause that's gonna take the longest.
Till Next Time!