Draping Period Costumes
8. Release the pins holding the CF line in place and allow it to fall open. To get rid of some of the puckering in the back of the coat, you can now shape the CB seam at the waist. This will pull the side seam back a little.
9. To create the curve of the coat hem, draw a line across the bottom of the coat parallel to the floor. A skirt hemmer or a large, metal right angle ruler is helpful. Cut off all but two inches of hem.