Thanks for the confirmation Evil Bishounen.
I'll definitely be making a mock up of the jacket so I can test the fit and other things.
I already have ideas on how I want to construct the collar area. I was thinking about putting both interfacing and boning in to help it keep it's shape, the boning being attached to the lining instead of the outer fabric. It's going to be an all sewn garment as I want this to be a really nice piece that will last for a long time. I definitely wouldn't use fabric glue to put the bias tape on. That sounds way too messy and not as forgiving if I make a mistake plus it's not as durable. Thanks for the advice though, guys!