For trim, that is. I cut the jacket after thread tracing all seams, cut and shaped the front interfacings, then basted it all together. The fit is good, so I took off the right front, made bound buttonholes and machine basted the trim lines. It looks real messy but that's just chalk marks which rubs off easily. I'll do the crosses first, then the crystals/pearls, and the center twisted pearls last.
I followed the directions in Classic Tailoring Techniques, by Cabrera/Meyers to make the front canvas and shoulder reinforcement.