This jacket is really beautifully done, handwork exquisite and excellent use of color imo. Also, I love how you have done the back - altering it to what I think I would like better as well. I have watched the entire process - now to actually sew it. I honestly don't think I will hand sew it at all - I don't have that kind of time. I am going to do most of it on the machine - am I a traitor?! I know I will end up with a different garment than what is done here, but that is fine with me. I have learned so much anyway.