The bodice is completed and fitted on the duplicate body and then me , the real body- it’s looking good.
However, I realise that I prefer to line the skirt in a different way from the pattern! Oops, how have I overlooked this when I read through the pattern? Answer, I would never expect a coat pattern to have lining going right to the edge of a coat. Lesson learnt here – don’t take anything for granted!
I judge that as the finer lining goes to front edge of skirt front, it will not hang well. Hence I have decided to cut wool facings for the front skirt - fortunately I have spare material. The wool facings are attached to the lining- doing this seemed to involve a lot of calculation! The skirt lining is attached to wool coat skirt inserting the additional button loops, checking that they all protrude the same distance from the coat edge.
I’ve been asked what the duplicate body looks like without the toile on it – here it is!
Soon (tomorrow?!) I'll upload my commercial body model adjusted to my size so you can see the difference!