I finished matching up all the pieces together. This wasn't a particularly easy task. My hang up was matching the sides together and eventually I gave up and hoped for the best. I lined up the front and front side pieces, then the back and back side pieces. When I put them all together they magically lined up on the sides too! I guess I'm a pretty awesome plaid matcher.
My next step was putting in the facings, but I knew I wanted to try my hand at bound buttonholes so I needed to do that first. I used Julia Bobbin's tutorial (she.is.awesome.) which was the most comprehensible bound buttonhole tutorial I've seen. Seriously, why is everyone else making it so complicated?? Julia even included how to make facings with little matching windows for the buttonholes. I did one practice buttonhole and it turned out pretty awesome. So I made four more on my actual fabric. Omg scary. Cutting into my beautiful precious fabric! What if I screwed up! What if they are ugly! Well, whatever. Buttonholes are usually covered by buttons anyway. But! They turned out beautiful. Now I'm looking at off the rack coats judging their quality on whether they have bound buttonholes or not. (My gorgeous wool coat from Gap does. Their current selection does not.)
***Bonus pug picture!*** Because she is just so cute.