Can you tell which side has the shoulder pad? My lapels aren't as dramatic as those that are shown on the pattern envelope. I thought they would be too big for my frame, though now I am not so sure. Maybe I'll re-tape and tailor the roll line to create a bigger flap.
The lining (flannel-backed satin) is completely sewn, serged, faced, and hemmed.
I need to decide on the size of the shoulder pad. As shown below, the purple one is much thicker. When I tried them both on at the same time, I really couldn't discern much of a difference on how they affected the fit of the coat. Any suggestions?
The only thing that's left to do is to tailor the collar, sew the facing/lining unit to the shell, and hem the coat! Unfortunately, I had to suspend the project because I ran out of hair canvas and had to order some more from NYC. I could have used the other piece of hair canvas I had on hand, but the weight was very different and had a measurable affect on how it interacted with the fabric. My shipment arrived on Thursday, so I will resume work on the coat once I finish a pair of pants that I started in the interim.
That's all for now. Be well!