What are you most proud of? The topstitching! I had been dissatisfied with my results and the lack of professional look before. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I am an experienced seamstress, and someone newer should absolutely start with an easier fabric to work with. Denim, or a twill would be an easier fabric to work with or even a wool or wool blend. It would lend an unusual look and be very stylish at the same time.