|From top to bottom; binding, dress, lining|
|Good view of the wool's weave but the color is off.|
EDIT (9/1/2015): Here are a few quick pictures of the three fabrics I've obtained for the project: the wool for the outer layer of the apron dress, the linen for the lining, and the red silk for the top trim/binding.
The wool is a mid-weight wool with a slightly napped finish, and the linen is Fabrics-store.com's best-selling middle-weight linen in an off-white color. I bought the red silk several years ago. It doesn't show up as well in the photographs, but it's a taffeta weave and supposedly is 100% silk in fiber content. The top photograph gives the best rendition of the colors of the fabrics and the best view of the linen's weave, and the bottom one best shows the weave of the wool. Both pictures should be clickable for a better detail view.
Now I have suitable fabrics for the project! Hopefully the construction will also go well.