I've made this dress twice now. Once with a silky charmeuse in a snakeskin with gold, blue, black pattern and with bell sleeves and once in black crepe in the exact pattern. It's a little plain so I do recommend a pattern or maybe a very bright color or it looks more like a robe. It is very easy to sew. It would make a nice coat with buttons instead of the tie belt and with longer sleeves. I'm going to add embellishment to the black crepe so it looks more elegant. I have little doubt I willl make it again in some form. An easy pattern to hack and make your own.