I started sewing my husband's Senate Guard robes today (he wasn't feeling well, so I thought this might help cheer him up). I got the velvet and lining for the robe cut out and the velvet outer portion of the robe sewn together. Here are a couple of pictures, I would have taken more, but the process was so quick, I didn't even think about it.
Using the velvet of the robe as a "pattern" for the lining of the robe:
My husband modeling the velvet portion of the robe after I had it sewn together: