At long last I sewed a garment with this beautiful gold fabric. Ya got your long coat here…
I made the coat first as I wanted to create a simple garment that did not take away from the print.
I felt that any other cut would take away from the symmetry of the pattern. Clean cut edges and hard lines was the way to go.
First of all, I am not feeling all of these pieces together or separate for that matter. The pattern I used for the pants and top (Simplicity 1371) did not play nice. Even though I am not a fan of the pattern, I am going it another shot some other time (or just stick to using my own patterns).