The buttons are added (with small ones behind), so the coat ‘hangs’ correctly, the hem & lining are tacked in place. It is then tried on again and hem length checked with other dresses and skirts. The sleeve length is checked, including when the arm is bent and the sleeve hem is completed.
The skirt hem is edged with the overlocker then eased flat using the shrinking technique again.
The hem is tacked in place and hand stitched in with a blind hem stitch.
Just a final press needed now
I love it! Good colour, love the style, fits well as it is made to fit MY body and has personal touches.
Very pleased with the couture techniques included.
Tomorrow – You'll see me wearing the coat!