No, Rosemary, I'm not going to make a petticoat and parade it in front of fellow quilters (I won't get enough taffeta sent for that anyway). Mmmmhhh..... I could start a new trend and swish and rustle along the school corridors.
It's interesting you call this 'stiff',Rosemary, because I have the feeling that this soft. The Germans call it 'Taft' and seeing that I have never even heard of it, I got the dictionary out for a translation into English. I guess I'll just have to be patient and wait till this piece of fabric arrives, so that I can feel and examine it.
Before I forget: Rosemary, I owe you a long email. Eva's parents were delighted, and the little one is thriving.
Betty Jo, your idea about Victorian Crazy Patchwork is great. I'll have to see what the timescale is like. Working fulltime does not help.