The tweed is here. All three yards, which will hopefully be enough. It’s more brown than I thought it would be, but that’s fine. I’ve been doing some research into the tweed, and it’s been very interesting.
The name comes either from the River Tweed, in Scotland (where the fabric originated) or from the misspelling of the word tweel. In the mid 1800s, tweed was popularized by estate owners, who favored its sturdy qualities for hunting, and it was often woven so as to blend in with the land around the estate. Tweed remains a popular choice for casual outerwear. (source)
The pattern from historicallypatterns arrived too, and I’m finding that it’s a bit different from modern day patterns, at least in instructions. Doing mock-ups of everything may help, as I have no intention of ruining my tweed straight off. 🙂