Clara Costume Help! Blue Governess Dress "The Snowmen"

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#1 jenksotaku on 6 years ago

I am so happy to see a vibrant doctor who cosplay community. With all of you experts in the know, I was hoping for a little help with fabric selection. Perhaps I am being a bit too ambitious but I have my sights set on creating Clara's blue governess dress from the 2012 Christmas special, "The Snowmen"

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My problem is that I cannot figure out what fabrics were used. Perhaps those of you with more experience can help me out. My questions are as follows:

*What is the blue jacket fabric? Is it a print, pique, or jacquard?
*Is the trim on the jacket navy or black?
*Any clue on the skirt? Is it a waffle weave, embossed velvet, or something else entirely. Black or navy?
*Where do you find velvet that color?

Any and all helps is welcome. What would be even better is if you found a source for the fabric. I am having no luck whatsoever. Thanks a million!