Hey Ya'll: I was away for work over the last couple of days so I only just had a chance to take outfit photos of the new coat (here's hoping some of them are actually good...) and I will post them this evening.
There's nothing like wearing a new coat to point out its fit idiosyncracies. Turns out, I'm not quite finished - I have to put a snap at the inner lower corner of the lapel because the fabric I used is too heavy given the position of the buttons. I can't make the buttons any snugger given the line of the coat. This thing is a little big, lending credibility to my claim that, if you want to make a perfectly fitting garment you need to actually make it in the final fabric twice. Muslin is a coarse substitute, IMO.
Anyway, I'll give you my many thoughts about the finished product in the photo post later.