I'm beginning to wonder if I'm trying too hard here.
I finally got all the teeny bits of the pattern cut...and I made a pattern for a sleeve header, chest shield and back support as well.
Then I read carefully through the Burda instructions to see how much interfacing they expect me to put on this coat. It wasn't very easy to find...I had to hunt a bit to see what I was supposed to interface.
It's WAAAAAYYYY less than I expected. No chest shield. No upper back support. On the front, there is only a strip down the front edge and around the dart/pocket opening (and I must say, their description of that made NO sense).
I expected a full front interfacing at the very least.
So now I've got a quandry...do I go with the pattern instructions (I looked again at the photos of the coat in the magazine...it does look rather floppy) or do I add more interfacing? If I add it, how much?
I never liked guess work, but I want the coat to be reasonably sturdy.
Time to go read Trench coat reviews and blog posts, I think...