I was very lucky the day I bought the fabric for it was exactly what I was looking for. It's a remnant and I've never been able to find another one of that kind since I'm very keen on brown-red/copper-coloured/orange-gold fabrics but it's very rare when I find one... this one is the exception. I failed to find a nice copper-coloured stripped silk for my steampunk dress.
But I know, chosing fabrics and finding the one you absulotely must have is difficult! I did it only once and it was so frustrating for something which I wouldn't even be involved in, how much more something you're doing yourself.