Fabrics: too many choices, here are the contenders:
The purple fabric is a light to medium weight denim that I am going to use to make a muslin to check the fit.
FYI- do not put iron on interfacing (fabric type) or any other type in the washing machine. Ask me how I know. What was I thinking? Instead run hot water from the faucet and soak the interfacing until the water gets cold. Lightly squeeze the water out and hang to dry.
Books and VideosErica wrote a post concerning tailoring books that she uses. I have the same books except for the illustrated guide to tailoring. In addition to the books I will be referring to the books below. The Bishop Method of Construction- they are my favorite books to read.
The Vogue Book of Sewing and The Complete books to Tailoring by Adele Margolis is another favorite.
Videos-Craftsy- Essential Guide to Tailoring- Structure and Shape by Allison Smith
You Tube- The Making of a Coat. If you have the time and you’re interested in tailoring techniques and lots of hand stitching check this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6tlEoqDKT0