So far so good, I think, with making the McCalls M5525 pattern. Currently the coat is much further along than this post. I just haven't uploaded the pictures yet. (I believe I still have to hem the bottom of the coat fabric and lining, and put in the dreaded buttons... all 11 of them)
first stages of sewing coat
This is the wrongside of two front pannels. They are not sewn together... I just layed them out that way.
The pockets were being sewn in at this point. If I ever make another joacket/coat in this pattern, or any other for that matter, I will definately make deeper pockets. These are kind of little for my liking.
Here are some links to my other posts on this topic:
picking the pattern
cutting the fabric