I'm on the lining now, even though this coat doesn't include lining. How could I not line it? It's the finishing touch and I have dark blue lining from the stash. I've chosen dark blue buttons that almost look jelly like in real life. They'll give it all a bit of contrasting edge.
I ended up buying a thrift shop belt and recovering it with a bias strip of the green fabric. So much for keeping this simple but I'm happy with how it's coming along.
The coat, after I'd pinned the hem and tried it on. Off to change my serger threads.