What are you most proud of? Making the pattern. I couldn't find a pattern in the style of AC's coat, which is an old-fashioned frock-coat style. So I found a blazer pattern with the proper vertical seams and adapted it by lengthening it and adding the pleated panels. This garment is my "sample" in that I had no idea if I could make it fit. I think it turned out pretty well, though it would look so much better on me if I still wore a size 6! It's definitely got a lot of fabric, so would look best on a very slender woman. Still, I am not afraid to wear it outside the house. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just go for it - but use inexpensive fabric if you're experimenting with making your own pattern. The Swedish Tracing Paper I used for the pattern pieces was very useful; I literally sewed the pattern pieces together on the bodice before cutting into the jersey. On the sleeves, you can see the results of a last minute decision to embellish part of the garment, which I orginally intended to leave plain. Since the sleeves had not yet been sewn together, I did a little stencilling there. I wasn't crazy about the moorish tile stencil I designed - it was too uniform. So I ended up stitching each shape with a different stitch, and expanded my embroidery repertoire in the process.