Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fronts and Buttons

Here is the left side of the diagram (a coat front with canvas pinned in.) The interfacing on mid-century coats is substantial. The skirts are fully-lined and the button and buttonhole backing pieces are wide. There is even some padding in the collarbone hollow.

 The pleat re-enforcing piece is clearly visible at top. The waist seam, at right, will be hidden under the pocket flap when that goes on. Next step with the fronts will be to add the pleat interfacing and mark and attach the pocket flaps.

Look at these cool buttons:

These one-inch pewter buttons are made in period molds. Perfect! Next time, the mysterious center back pleat returns.

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