My first problem was to solve how I was going to cut out all of those pieces ( 2 fronts, 2 backs & 2 sleeves ) without
I know this is going to be a little hard to see but if you click on the picture, you should be able to see the thread tracing in the fabric.
Once I had one set of each pattern piece traced to the fabric with thread, I could then proceed to cutting out the rest making sure I had them lined up as well as I could with the amount of fabric I had. Let me tell you - I took one huge breath in and let it out before I took that first cut with my rotary cutter. LOL. Then I proceeded to cut out all the underlining pieces. Before I go much further, I used Palmer/Pletsch PerfectFuse Light to underline this project. Its added a soft body to this really loosely woven novelty boucle'. Otherwise I just wouldn't be able to handle it without it falling apart.
The picture just above shows the underlined side up and I've inserted pins where I had to match the silver thread (which of course you can't see).