Andrew took the plunge and added the pockets to the jacket front on his own and did a great job! There were a couple of issues that we fixed in class, he was impressed with my fixing prowess I told him I'm such and expert because I have had to do these fixes on many occasions for myself LOL!!!
There was a little fly in the ointment today, the canvas was fusible instead of the sew in type that is best for men's wear so the stay will have to be re-sewn on to the canvas before it can be basted on to the jacket front. Once the pockets are in and the canvas is in one is home free, the rest doesn't take so long to finish. Of course there are the sleeves to be tailored, compared to adding the pockets the sleeves are relatively straight forward!
Homework is to Sew together the canvas and front stay complete with border
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"