I recently purchased some material online, thinking from the picture and description that it was tan stretchy cloth, and it turned out to be a thicker gold-ish cloth, that obviously wouldn't work for what I intended. I had two yards of fabric and a desire to go "vintage".
I ended up using two of Grandma's old patterns from the 1950s to make a slightly flared skirt with darts(very basic) and a fitted waistband and a kimono jacket with elbow length sleeves. The skirt turned out fine; the jacket ended up being very full in the back. In an attempt to go completely vintage, I even dug up some old buttons of Grandma's to add the finishing touch.
The old patterns don't have any writing or markings on the pattern pieces, so it's easier to make a mistake if you're a slap-dash sewer. I think if I made a kimono jacket again, I would definitely take out some of the fullness in the back. It's just a bit too poufy.
As you can see, I look nothing like the pattern picture, but who ever does? I've also decided I don't look good in gold. It's a comfortable suit, though.