I love the color "gold", and it pairs very well with burgandy. I think it gives a wonderful accent. I found a faux silk dupioni (i.e. rayon) on sale at Joanns that I thought would work well. I bought the last 6 yards of it.
I needed a good chunk of it to act as a psuedo "godet" for the bottom of my ball gown. For added "flare" I did some simple knife pleats at the top and sewed those down before attaching it to the rest of the gown.
The gold also made a nice accented collar.
I even took the time to add some decorative stitching to help "stiffen" the collar up considerably, and add a bit of nice finishing touches.
And, of course, the obligatory kitten photo. Sammy is taking a nap while I work on some sewing.