By now you have bagged your lining, given everything a good press, and just need to sew on your buttons.
There are a few things to know that are very helpful when sewing buttons on a coat, which is much thicker than usual.
The first is to be sure to use a button with a shank, or create your own when sewing on the buttons.
There are already a heap of great tutorials online about how to do this:
Or you can watch this handy tutorial here:
The backing button is used to help stabilise the button on the front of the coat and prevents any ripping or tearing that can sometimes occur when using a bigger button that is going to see a fair bit of wear. I like to use one on coats because it also is prettier to look at than a clump of thread.
Now all you have to do is wear your Jackie with pride!
Thanks for joining in the sewalong, I hope you had fun and have a huge sense of accomplishment and satisfaction now you are done (and something to wear as the weather cools down as well).