Earlier this month, I took a 5 day couture sewing class with Susan Khalje. I wanted to make a Chanel style jacket. There were 12 students in the class and it was hosted at an ASG member's home. (Yes, she had a very large nice home that fit all 12 students and their supplies nicely.) I showed up on time with my muslin prepared and ready work very hard and learn all I could.
Fabric Mart Fabrics. I managed to pin my pattern pieces to my fabric before the class ended on day 1. You can see my fabric on the floor in the hotel ready for cutting.
I had to match the plaids and line up the pattern pieces so that everything matched after sewn. I will cut the three piece sleeves out later because those needed matching and the plaid lines might change after a few more fittings. The main jacket pieces were roughly cut out using 2" seam allowances.