Felicite" curtain from Wavery for sale at Lowe's and Kohls.
I adore it in cream, but a dear friend of mine has suggested the Noir. I have seen a few extant examples of Indienne in the cream, but have not seen many in darker colors. Also, one tends to wear such things for hot summer reenacting events, and I can't help but be reminded of my favorite childhood doll, whose dress resembles the curtains. And, as a redhead, I kind of feel obligated.
I will likely make an Anglaise, for wear-ability at summer events, with a matching petticoat. In 18th century (and 21st for that matter) I tend to go for minimalist, no-frills kind of styles. The print is so busy, that I wouldn't want to obscure it with a ton of trim. Not sure as to whether I will do buttons down the front, or hooks and eyes, but I want to be extra careful about fitting the neckline of this one. My previous anglaises have had issues with fit around the neckline.
I may have to go visit these curtains in person at Lowe's today, and see what's what.
The "noir" is absolutely gorgeous, and I may end up doing something with it in the future. Lowe's actually had several beautiful 18th century style prints from Waverly when I went to the store. Thoughts to file away for later.
Update 6:07 PM - Petticoat completely finished. I flew through it, hand finishing and all in about two hours. I am amazing.
Update 10.12.12 - 1:41 PM - The last remaining panel I have is 60 inches x 84. That's about 2.33 yards. I'm not sure my skillz are such that I can make a full gown out of that. I may have to break down and get a second panel. I really want to do fitted long 1780s sleeves, but I may be kidding myself. I am most likely to wear this for 1770s events, and a 3/4 sleeve may be more appropriate.