My friend Lisa (who is an excellent seamstress) has been asked to make a greatcoat for one of the guys in the company. I mentioned that Oxford Mill End Store has wool that they call "Federal Blue" and it's supposedly the same blue as Robinson Mfg. used to manufacture for the Civil War soldiers.
Here is a picture:
Does that look like the darker blue, or the lighter blue? I emailed and asked them what color it is, and they said it's a medium blue, which doesn't help me any. The guy for whom she is making the coat wants the lighter blue. Maybe I should ask if they could send me a swatch.