Jumble fabrics, in order to see how well they go together which gives a good indication for patchwork. Violet velvet not used.
Similar sister dress: Shorter kimono dress in black-red-peach-mauve-cream prints has same shaping, but with shorter sleeves and extended collar front flap to hem. See Gallery PostAldebaran
Purple Shimmers Robe Dress - Making Process
Patchworks are variable rectangular according to material available. An equal number of colour/design patches is usual, but to satisfy a certain colour collection, some fabrics are shorter and some longer depending on stock, adding another charming aspect.(Click to enlarge images into Making Gallery)