The bodice lining came together really easily. I’d basted the white flannel interlining to the silk crepe de chine along the edges, which made it a LOT easier to wrangle than just the silk by itself. I made sure to generously notch the curves so it’d drape smoothly.
I tend to prefer my coats to have a little hang loop, so once the lining was assembled, I paused to add one. I grabbed a scrap of twill tape, arranged it into the shape I wanted, and zigzag-stitched it firmly inside the seam allowance of the lining (about 1/4” to 3/8” from the raw edge). Then when I sewed lining to the shell, the hang loop was sandwiched between them and came out looking neat and tidy.
Let’s see how it’s looking. MySpace-style bathroom shot with terrible lighting! Weird vest thing! About 50% of the way to being a coat! :D