Close-up of Surcoat Upper Back

Because the Surcoat back has a lot of fullness, it was necessary to add a false yoke inside the coat that matches the back along the shoulder seam but is narrower below the arms. I have seen this problem solved in period garments by having pleats that come down from the shoulder seam about 9" to a foot. I couldn't do this on this garment because of the heavy embroidery. This solution works very well because this wool fabric has alot of drape, it hangs very nicely.

Photo by Me.
Last Revision: 2 Nov 2002

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