Tangible proof that I managed to get off my rear this weekend and get into a fabric shop.
In quintessential Male fashion I looked at the approximate fabric requirements for the garment, and rounded it up to the nearest meter. So, that’ll be 2 metres of black Gabardine on the left, and 2 metres of Poly-Satin lining to the right. Another trip to the shop will be required to get the outstanding notions (buttons, buckle, etc), but I’m more than ok with yet another trip to the sewing supply shop (although I think my other half may voice her objections!).