Well, the ole clock is ticking and I have been making some progress on the ole you know what. Tonight I padded the shoulders, made and put in the lining for the bodice, made two pockets (not in the original design) and attached the lining to the modified cuffs. Now the only thing left is to make the skirt with lining, and put two slash pockets in that (that looks hard) then fitting the skirt to the bodice. Then we add a handful of buttons (only three of them need buttonholes).
I do need to sleep a couple of times and have a big holiday meal, oh and there is a hem to fix on the trousers... and a few other minor things to attend to.
But it looks like it may be possible to wear the coat this weekend, if not Friday...
Sorry, no pictures since it looks almost unchanged except that it is.