I got the boat fabric in Los Angeles at Fabric Planet. It's a lightweight rayon and I got just enough of it for a dress. Used black rayon for the collar, from Hancock, and finished with black buttons.
I wore it to Thanksgiving dinner, but I gave it to a friend after that. I made it too large, so I had to belt it, but having a loose dress on Thanksgiving turned out to be a good thing! Really got to eat as much as possible.
The sleeves are not typical for me, I've never worn flouncy sleeves before, but actually I really enjoyed wearing it.