I found Dutch online collections today... Another great time eater. Anyway, I found this 1775-1800 cotton jacket / half-robe (property of the Nederlands Openluchtmuseum) made from monochrome chintz (?) that just screams "modern day historical reinterpretation" to me. I mean, as in a dress idea.
Feel free to steal the idea; I don't have a fabric like that.
Also, I can't help thinking the style is more modern than the dates suggest. Maybe it was an old fabric made into a newer style? A refashion?