So the next two ideas I have for things to have made are a gun club or other small check and navy bird's eye/nail head/barleycorn/hop sack/something. I've been snooping around looking at things but I'm definitely a novice with regards to cloth. There are also people who will sell me apparently pretty cloth online, but I have no idea who is reputable and who is not. Given that, I figured I would seek advice here.
I like the examples I've seen of Barbera for Lesser (specifically the 26072), but I would imagine that at this point that's going to be really difficult to come by. The LL gun clubs - the Alden and the Violet - are both pretty, but I live in Texas and there's no way in hell I'll be able to wear anything 15oz+ for more than a month of a year. I'm hoping for something in the 8-10oz range, though I'll admit that if I could find a length of the 26072 I would jump on it.
For the navy, I know even less. Really I want something with some visual interest that could be worn around here. First thing I looked at was the Fresco book, but I was not overwhelmed. I love the heathered look of donegal, as I understand it is a winter fabric and the summers here are far longer than the winters. I saw a great bird's eye from Ariston that I got a picture of, but had to run and forgot to grab the book and article numbers for it.
Any of you have any thoughts or recommendations?