So true--bound buttonholes and other such details are becoming lost techniques, that is why I was excited to see the facing!
I think you were right on not putting pockets in the skirt--too much bulk, but you only need one set in a suit, so I am glad you picked the jacket...
I am excited to see your final project for your exam--I bet it will be wonderful!
Your school teaches all of the dressmaker fine details? You are so lucky!!