I like the black brustfleck. Not that I mind the gold brocade ones, I like them a lot, but finding a brocade that I like that I find a bit daunting. I also like the high collar and it’s always fun to make a gown that isn’t the popular choice. It will be a simpler gown, but I can still play around with the sleeves.
I had ordered some black velvet on sale, but it turned out there wasn’t enough left. Instead I have found some nice black wool, which I think will look good.