Afterwards, I created a peacock inspiration board on pinterest here - a little obsessive, but whatever!
Next up, I found my own peacock fabric from fabricland. A snip at £3.69 pm.
It has a much darker overall colour than the dress that inspired me, but is still very pretty. The pattern I'm going to follow is from The Stylish Dress Book volume 1. It doesn't have the cinched in waist but I hope this will make it easier to wear.
The instructions suggest sewing it up in silk, which I guess would hang differently; however, I'm hoping the cotton print will hold up well to the task.
There are lots of techniques in this pattern that I'm going to have to deal with: a 22" zip, lots of gathering and beautiful cuffs. Fingers crossed!