While I wait for the top to finish drying, I have been working on the coat.
The fabric is a silk/rayon velvet from Mood fabrics - I was nervous about the hand since I only had the small swatch, but I'm very pleased with the combo of weight and flowy-ness. It's a bit scratchy, so I'm glad that I have the silk to line it with. I need to test that out actually, to make sure that the scratchiness doesn't make it through the thin layer of silk!
Pattern is New Look 6378 with 2 inches added to the sleeves, and cut off at the length I wanted (below my bum)..
I matched my two front sides and the sleeves and everything! I messed up a little on the back by centering it between the two main motifs rather than having one line of motifs going straight up. Ah well.
Close up - gold is the velvet, silver is some sort of paint. That's the part that is a little scratchy. The inside fabric is fine - I'm just worried about the seam allowances.
Somewhat true-to-color comparison of the dress with the coat. Coat looks a little less yellow in person.
Was also realizing that it would be quite easy to add pockets to this. I need to either do that or make a matching clutch. I have enough left over to do either.