After whipstitching the sleeves in place, by hand. I have dediced that this blue wool version, of the 1909 Ladies Coat, will have to serve as the mock-up model. The wool fabric that I have used, is simply to stiff and thick to ever work as a coat. The good news is that I don't think it's that bad of a solution as the fabric cost be something around €3,- in a thrift shop.
On the other hand the bad news is that I will have to look for a new wool fabric, and everything that is available at the moment is grey or black. While I am looking for purple, red or royal blue.