July 30, 2010
If you haven't bought your fabric just yet a couple of you have asked for some suggestions. I would recommend very lightweight fabrics. Cotton lawn, duponi silk, sari silk, Egyptian cotton, silky rayons, or a thin linen perhaps with a patterned bias tape trim. The above fabrics are from etsy sellers: theheydayshop and ZinniaSnipSnap.
Ohh, if you didn't mind wearing a slip you could use a non-traditional eyelet fabric might be cool, something with a large eyelet like this, or this, or this, or this.
The fabrics above are sari silks from etsy seller Glitzandpieces. They are only 20" wide but they are a couple yards long and that still might work for the Anda pattern.
Something with a large print might look nice, like this striped frock.
Above fabrics are from ebay sellers: vintagefabricaddict and catspajamasvintage.
I'd stay away from fabrics that are too lightweight like chiffons and lace and fabrics that too heavy like corduroy, wools and bottomweights.
Hope that helps. Also keep in mind you can add bias tape for the trims if you so choose.