So even though I had thought I was going to make a Caraco jacket. yesterday I had found that extant photo of a Robe Battante, the last photo in the post, and really fell in love with the look.
So now I have decided that that is what I will be making for the Curtain Along! That and the other deciding factor is that Michael's new 18th century uniform is early, 1740s to be exact. And the robe Battante is an early style.