Here are the 2 center back pieces of my current Robe a L'Anglaise project put together. I must say I did a fine job at matching those stripes! Thanks to that and the design, I even have what looks like a little ladybug at the bottom of that first 'V'; too cute.
The fabric really is lovely, but I think for 18th century dress fabric, the repeat is a smidgen too wide.
Oh well, it's still pretty, and a good fabric to test out this pattern.
I can hear that line in the back of my mind from 'Amadeus' telling me, well..."it's Turkish!"
I also want to find a nice rich red silk taffeta to make a petticoat and tabbed stomacher for the zone front.
Somewhere in my stash, I also have some ivory silk organza that I can hear begging to be ruched sleeve cuffs.
And below is the side/front bodice piece as I was figuring out what direction I wanted the stripe to go.
Though it looks odd now, once the zone is cut away and the trimming applied, etc, it should look just dandy.