nOW, LET'S GET STARTED
Washing the fabric
The tapestry had been sitting on the self for a while, and turned much brighter. Furthermore, the shrinking gave the coat a great texture.
Changes I made to the pattern
Used Frogs instead of buttons—My stripped down White sewing machine can muscle its way through most fabric, but it doesn't do button holes well on the easiest of fabrics, a thick upholstery fabric with lining would have been too much. So I opted for the frogs.
Length of the coat—The design of the fabric extended longer than the length of the coat, but as I usually have to lengthen patterns, that worked out well.
Lining—The pattern does not call for lining, however, the back of the fabric is rough and would be hard on the skin.