The fabric I am using is from Waechter's in Asheville, NC. I acquired it along with several other fabrics while being there on business about two years ago. This is a rayon fabric in blues and cream.
It looks like finger painting. For the yoke on this pattern I cut the fabric on the cross grain to give it a horizontal stripe look. The bottom pieces were cut on the lengthwise grain and thus stripes are running down. Even with some fitting adjustments for the drop shoulders with this pattern prior to cutting out the fabric, the shoulder drop was still rather long. I ended up cutting off 3/8 inches at the shoulder/arm area and adjusted the sleeve pattern as well.
This project is almost complete. I have had a very productive 4 day holiday.