OK - this was easier than I thought, used the same pattern with the same alterations as my "how to do stripes" post, followed Rory's instructions to concentrate on the boldest horizontal line when matching and all but forget about the verticals - very good advice.
This was 1.5m of vintage 1960's asymmetric silk / cashmere / viscose so I had to run the pattern in the opposite direction so they don't ACTUALLY match front to back - but I matched the bold yellow line and TBH I think it looks fine for a first go.
I might shorten them, not keen on the beak. But mostly it was WAY easier than I thought it would be. - so don't be afraid to give it a go. My advice - work SLOWLY - match horizontals - have the waist half way between a check - baste your pockets firmly closed whilst making.