Help picking a proper fabric...
Hello everyone! I'm finally venturing into the world of steampunk dress, at least on a costume basis for the moment. I have a design planned and i am in the process of fabric shopping. I need a fabric that will be used for a man's vest and my skirt. The skirt will be many tiers of ruffles. I keep thinking I want a crinkle satin texture, but not so shiny. And I hate the sound of the taffeta's available locally. Satin I know isn't too Victorian, but modern advancements and small selection over wool. I would like a decent weight to the fabric as well. Any help would be much appreciated.