After I got the muslin fit to where I was comfortable - that alone was a 5 week journey, on 25 April I got to cut my real fabric. While that sounds quite straight forward, sadly not because of my fabric choice. I bought this lovely wool coating from The Fabric Store - it's so soft and bouncy with a medium weave - so it easily frayed but not so much that it was uncontrollable.
I cut all pieces on a single layer, carefully ensuring I had all the squares in the right places for each piece. While this was a little time consuming it wasn't too hard - the pattern pieces didn't have any seam allowances, so where the pattern piece fell was indeed the stitching seam.
|Pattern matching at centre back|