My materials and tools have arrived so I am looking forward to following along with the series!
I am writing about Tailoring for my University Dissertation so this seemed like a great course to learn these skills from home. I study Costume Production so I imagine I have been taught to do things differently to what Rory would recommend.
I would usually draft my pattern to my models measurements, make a toile from calico, fit the garments, adjust the pattern where necessary then recut in main fabric and do a main fabric fitting before finishing the garment properly. My model for the coat is smaller than Rory's draft so I don't know whether to fit and alter the pattern as I usually would before cutting out in main fabric?