I finished the pattern today. 17 pattern pieces! A few of them are mirror-image duplicates, but not many. Here’s a pic of the finished pattern pieces:
And here is a closeup of one of them. For the lining, I included notes on my adjustments.
I am debating what fabric to use for the lining, both in the mockup and the final garment. Silk, of course, for the final fabric; and I’m thinking about using low-water immersion dyeing techniques to dye it a rich, variegated purple and wine red, in which case I may do the mockup in silk as well, to get practice. (Dharma Trading Co sells a lightweight silk habotai for $3.89/yd, so this is not as expensive as you might imagine.) Of course that means the seams will need to be sewn with silk thread, but fortunately I have lots left over from my wedding dress.
Enough blathering! Off to knit some blanks!