I started out by laying the pieces out on the doubled fabric to get an idea of how much I would need; I cut that section of fabric off of my stock and pressed out the wrinkles.
|The pattern pieces laid out on canvas drill|
|Pieces with seam allowance added|
I then had to flip over each cut piece and copy out the pattern markings onto the other side, so that I would have a fully marked right and left side.
|Left and right pieces|
Completed, I finally had a whole garment to be stitched! At last, actual sewing to be done. Actually stitching the seams together on the Mercury took about 20 minutes, including futzing about with the machine.
Since I've been having serious difficulty getting my photos into this post, I am going to split it to make it a little less picture-heavy.