Then covered buttons! I found it easiest to sew the buttons on first, and then cover them.
Adding the buttons to the sleeves.
Like the back waist seam, I first attach all the layers of the sleeve to the corduroy armhole seam...
...and then tack down the lining.
I had a model who was just about the same size as my customer, so I was able to get some lovely pictures of the completed coat!
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