I wanted to do this suit in a red tweed, but I couldn't find it except online for more money than I wanted to pay per yard. I found a yellow fabric for 1.50 a yard that reminds me of the example suit. It is kind of a denim-ish thickness.
The lesson shows two ways to do the tailoring - both sew-in and iron-in facing. I chose the iron-in.
The best part of this lesson so far for me is the bound buttonholes. I really loved this part! Not all of mine are perfect, but I am so happy to have had a tutorial that I was able to follow to do them. I practiced them on scraps of fabric to get the hang of it first. I suspect I needed more practice, but am not totally displeased with the results. Here they are!
Next steps are to construct the collar and the inside of the jacket.
Click here for part two of this project.