Burnley and Trowbridge, and she told me it had been made for a member of Britain's royal family, but had not been delivered due to some imperfections in the weave. There were only about 12 inches that were not usable, so I worked around them.
I pinned the lace on both sides of the lapels in a kind of sandwich. I stitched down one side, and then along the seam were the gold lace joins.
The next step is to stitch down the lace on the blue side of the lapel. Stitching down the edge where the lace joins allows me to make a kind of bias tape, and fit it over the bulk of four layers of heavy coat wool. The effect, i hope, will look polished and smart.
Next is attempt number three at lining. Box pleats are the most hateful thing in the world. Ian, of Royal Blue Traders concurs, and assures me this is why the open skirting on men's frock coats was developed in the 18th century.
I tried a two-piece lining like the one on my ladies riding habit, but it just didn't look right, so I ripped it out. Round 3 I think, I will try something more like this: