So I finished cutting the lining this morning, and sewed in the pocket pieces then sewed up the sides of the coat outer shell (that my cats love so much). Here's a pic, which makes me realize I need to even up Mathilda's "strategic padding" so things hang over the bra correctly.
uses her lint roller on her ironing board. It made sense to me from the beginning, especially given how the linen/cotton I bought last spring shed and frayed ... and those fray threads stick to anything that provides high contrast. Hmm, that's a lot like how my cats aren't truly colorblind, but will shed on whatever color their fur shows up on the most.
Oh, pattern instruction note: The steps for the lining and sleeves are weird. I am just not grokking them, so I am (once again) disregarding them to do it in a way that makes sense to me - sewing the sleeves on flat, then sewing the sleeves closed when I sew the sides and pockets closed. I'll do the lining the same way, then put them together and then hem the sleeves in after I turn it (the bottom hem is separate and the lining hangs free).
Will it work right? That's one of the reasons I am doing mockups of all my coat patterns! The other reason is to see how the styles look on me since I now know how to do FBAs and no longer need to buy a size too big just to button it closed.
My teenage son says this is looking nice and he likes the style. He also says he likes my hosed-up bustier corset (KS 3850) despite the mistakes. I think both hubby and son are trying to encourage me to make modern styles since neither is big into the historical garb.
I will say this much: after doing so many 1/4 inch seams on the bustier corset, the standard 5/8 inch seam allowance feels huge!