I have had this brown velveteen stretch fabric in my stash. It was just calling out to be made into something. I searched through my pattern stash and decided that fewer pattern pieces was the way to go and chose to use a Khaliah Ali Collection pattern, Simplicity 2336. It has two pieces each for the front and back and then one piece for each arm. A doable solution for this fabric. The pattern calls for light-weight knit and this is not a light-weight fabric, so I was a little concerned, but it turned out great. The couple of times I have worn it, friends come to rub the sleeve because it looks so yummy. This fabric is so wrinkle resistant, I could throw this dress in a suitcase and take it out and wear it without a worry!
This dress came together so quickly. The only improvement on the pattern directions that I made was to add elastic to the neckline or I had a gapping problem. The gathering at the bust-line is very flattering and adds to the comfort. The dress has plenty of ease and after the chest it doesn't hit anywhere making it almost like a comfy, warm robe.
Conclusion: A GREAT fitting dress! A COMFORTABLE dress!