But what I have for you today is the finished thing, all sewn and ready to wear!
The buttons were specially made using the same velvet as the collar and trim.
The coat is designed to be double breasted and it has been cut to work properly in that regard.
What I have done though is make the waist-seam pocket real! On the original coat the flap is just for show - it has no practical pocket underneath it.
I couldn’t make it too deep as the opening is quite narrow. It would serve well as somewhere to keep a mobile phone!
Finally, here is the lucky recipient of the finished coat!