I went to a costumer flea market the other day and got a few things. Some cool pink Indian-esque fabric and made up sleeves from a friend, a cheesy red parasol to cover and...this fabric, a black with gold metallic woven check, probably shantung, definitely silk - the whole bolt for $60! I went home and measured - 47 yards, so I paid less than $2 a yard for it!! :O 35 yards are in once piece, then there is a big second piece and 2 smaller pieces.
I'm thinking a giant bustle gown since I've got so many yards. I can imagine a Regency gown, a hoop era ballgown and maybe a sack...how many gowns from how many eras will I make?