Even with the embroidery machine, the embroideries took about 20 hours to complete, but I really love the detail and dimension they add. The embroideries were done on the cut out linen (edged with the serger to stabilize the fabric during embroidery) and were done with wash away stabilizer. Once the embroideries were complete, I washed the coat to remove the stabilizer to keep the coat from being too stuff. The coat is then lined with lime green cotton and edged with light green bias tape. Once the embroideries were done, the coat went together fairly quickly and I am overall pretty pleased with how it came out.