The fabric for this is a lovely deep orange silk shusu, it came from an obi I bought from Ichiroya. While the surface doesn't have quite as much as a satin finish as some shusu it still has a lovely sheen. I've made reasonable progress so far, in between going back to work and putting up new wardrobes (with help from my friend and fellow JE stitcher Colleen-thank you Colleen).
The colour below is a bit washed out because of the flash, but it does show the progress. Should we get a nice bright winter day here in the North West I'll get a picture outside to show the colour better.