I got back from my vacation at 1:30am last night (this morning?). It was a big contrast from warm and sunny Portugal to snowy England.
I managed to cut out the burnt orange embroidered corduroy which I bought from Julie and will be my SWAP jacket from the wardrobe pattern. (I won't cut out on a hard tile floor on a space only slightly larger than the fabric ever again though - caused terrible pains in knees and legs.) I've already made this up as a test jacket in another fabric, so it should be OK.
To finish I need to sew the jacket and a blouse (already cut out) and then need either a purchased blouse or the waistcoat(vest) I already made or another top/blouse of some sort. So I probably can just about make the deadline.