Sunday night after posting I went back in and sewed the center seam on both sleeves, but I was too tired to press it, so I got up early yesterday morning and pressed both sleeve/shoulder seams and left the sleeves to rest on Evelyn's broad(ish) shoulders.
I love raglan sleeves - no easing, no swearing, just beautiful, curved shoulders! The shoulder pads I picked up at Jomar are for raglan sleeves, and they have a sleeve header built in. We'll see if it's enough or if I need to augment it.
The lining is complete in itself, though the coat is nowhere near ready to meet its lining. It really isn't that screamingly gaudy, but I can't get a decent picture of it with the flash, and without flash it's even worse. So for now, you'll just have to take my word that it's really not that bright.
I walked down to Karlin's at lunch today - I haven't quite forgiven them for the fusible hair canvas, but they're the only game in town - because I needed brown topstitching thread. No Coats & Clarks, and only one little spool of Gutermann in the right shade of brown. Hopefully that's going to be enough. Why can't stores be adequately stocked? When they complain that there's not enough business, perhaps - just perhaps - it's because we can never find anything to buy when we go in. Grumblegrumblegrumble.
I can say with some assurance that will never happen to me.