Eight hours of hand sewing. I think I'm dizzy.
The facings for the lapels I'm using a nice cotton to stabilize the bias cut of the fabric. I have to practice on my rolling for when I pin the fabric and baste it.
I'm machine basting around the edges for this cotton, not hand basting the whole facing piece.
So I'd say another day and some change on the hand basting because I still have to do the back of the jacket and the caps of the sleeves.
It does look cool, though. Such an accomplishment.
More to come!