Sheila CTK suggested that I hand baste first and then stitch. That tip helped so much. And Rachelle - Smoking Needles always suggests hand basting when setting sleeves. Why can't I ever remember to hand baste first??? After sewing a little bit here and there during the week, I'm at a point that I could stitch the back to the front at the shoulder seam so it's finally starting to look like an actual coat.
- chest shield
- pockets and side seams
- sleeves, sleeve heads, shoulder pads
- front facing & upper collar construction
- make a decision to make double breasted or leave as a wrap coat with self tie belt
- insert lining