Thank you Theresa for sharing all this with everyone and giving me a break from blog writing ... I love my sister!
When it came to fabric selection, I once again scored a lovely gold patterned silk from Discount Fabrics in Berkeley for View A. I had wanted to use an acid greenish colored wool flannel, but Betsy Burger asked me to look at the Pantone color of the year, and we ended up doing a purple color that reflected the Pantone color. The skirt silk comes from reliable Thai Silk in Los Altos.
For view B I scored a wonderful black and silver novelty brocade at Stone Mountain and Daughter Fabrics in Berkeley which is unusual as they don't normally carry anything like that, and I found a very nifty changeable black fabric that was very buoyant at Piedmont Fabric in Oakland.
In all of my Simplicity designs, as my sister taught me, these are just a jumping off point for all of the people who want to riff on the designs. I hope that you all have a good and fun time with them.