Back view, and you can see the seaming. The waistband detail was not on the original pattern so that required a bit of drafting as well.
More details in another post soon, but for now I can give one piece of advice when working on fit.
Shoulder Princess Seams!
If you have read any of the Palmer and Pletsch fitting books this is something they frequently recommend.
Here is the previous post, with details on the bound buttonholes.
Next post, details on the RTW coat that was the inspiration for this, which pattern I used and some other details. A few weeks ago it was looking like this so there was a LOT of hand stitching between then and now. Also did you notice what I snuck into the title of this post? BURDA . . . yes, me making a Burda pattern. Granted it is an envelope pattern but kind of a change. Further shock coming, I just finished another Burda. What is happening? But no magazine pattern tracing...I vow.
This one will stand in for my SunnyGal garden photo - with blooming tulips.
Happy weekend sewing, Beth