What are you most proud of? I haven't sewn in a couple of decades, but it seems to be coming back to me. I am going to create my own stencil pattern based on dots/circles - I love the AC stencils, but they are not really me. I am very inspired by the various polka dot things they have done, however. I plan to test the stencil on a corset and skirt from Book 1 before I proceed with the more complicated coat. I also put a pic in of my mobile sewing kit so I can schlep the work with me. I love these Cocoon organizers - I think they'd be pretty easy to make, but I had a couple laying around and repurposed one for sewing. What advice would you give someone starting this project? The process of working with this "throw away" fabric made clear the difference that quality jersey makes. I will be hunting down good thrift shirts for the smaller projects and saving my pennies for AC fabric for the coat. FYI: These samples did not take long AND the suggestion Natalie makes about pre-threading multiple needles - golden! I don't know how long it would have taken me to think of that.... Doh!