Saturday, December 17, 2011
Across the top, rough stitches join the pleat to the lining. Also visible are the tiny stitches that close the horizontal seam in the back of the coat. Not terribly intuitive, this old timey tailoring. I'm glad I never learned how to sew, since it is completely bass ackwards from modern sewing.
The two back pieces of the coat have been sewn together, lined, and that's it for construction for awhile. The fronts will get linings, buttons, pockets, and all edges finished. THEN the coat is fitted and put together. Weird, huh?
Next, pocket flaps and pockets.