Draping Period Costumes
5. Smooth out the pulling at the lower part of theÂ back by curving the CB seam in at the waist. Curve it out over the derriere and continue in aÂ straight, angled line to the hem. Cut off all but one inch of the extra fabric.
6. To create the curve of the coat hem, cut across the bottom of the coat parallel to the floor. A skirt hemmer or a large metal right angle is helpful.