Hot Patterns come not on tissue paper, but on good heavy paper so your pattern will last. So, I traced out the size I wanted on Swedish pattern paper and started to cut out. When I reached the front facing piece I mistook my own markings, and cut on the grain marking line instead of the cutting line.
Many, many bad words were said before I realized it didn't have to be a disaster. First of all, it's on an inside piece, which won't be seen very often, and secondly it was a chance to make my coat even prettier.
First I darned the cut neatly closed.
Then I spent a long time in Nancy's wonderful ribbon room deciding which ribbon would bring me the most hidden happiness. Finally, I decided on this one, and stitched it neatly in place. Now it is so very pretty! And like no one else's in the world.