This particular coat was beautifully soft and unusual with the contrasting piping and stripes, I hoped I could keep the piping and stripes with the slouchy hobo bag chosen to add feature to the bag.A gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana was to be the lining of choice.The pockets will end up on the outside but quite concealed.after cutting up the whole jacket and laying on the pattern I was starting to get a little panicky. Normally I would roughly lay on the pattern on large parts of the jacket to get an idea where pockets will sit etc but for some reason I had undone seams I didn’t need to and really made work for myself to resew bits that were already sewn, ah well after much juggling and rearranging my pattern was done and I was happy with all the sections done, it was ready to sew together into a bag but not until the lining pieces are pulled together. The lining is my practice stage of how the leather outer will look. I look at this bag making how I do at a tasty meal, I save the best for last , so before the leather is constructed the lining takes shape first.adding leather to the shirt breast pocket give it longevity for mobile phone use.A big leather pocket with zip finished the lining off. The magnets I use are super strength and keep the bag closed steadfastly. The stripes really worked all along the gusset of the bag adding a great look, it was a pleasure to make and even more seeing my customer face when she recieved it.