Ahh, the last day! Today is mostly hand sewing, so, set aside a little time and turn on some Law & Order: SVU!
Blindstitch or slipstitch the folded edge of the lining hem to the jacket hem at the topstitch. Note, the lining's extra length will hang down from the coat hem, creating a bit of ease that will allow for movement when the jacket is worn.
Slipstitch or blindstitch the extra fold of the lining to the front facing to secure it.
Now, remove basting stitches from the pleat at the center-back lining.
If you are using snaps instead of Velcro for the front closure, sew them on now.
If you are using button tabs (I am), stitch a button to each of the 3 tabs on the wearer's left side at the markings that you transferred from the pattern.
We just completed a coat! Wasn't that amazing?
Are you ready to do another like I am? I am going to start the rain jacket really soon!