I have dug through our many conversation about paletots as best I can but didn't find answers to two questions....
If a paletot was lined how common was a facing from the fashion fabric? I seem to be seeing things lined to the edge but I have a bad habit of wandering around with my coat flapping open which means my lining would be showing a whole lot.
If the front was faced @ how wide? Just past the buttons as a modern coat? If the front is faced is there also a back neck facing, or just a binding? Beadle's Dime Guide lines all the way to the edge, am I just thinking too modern?
What was the most common hem treatment? I would rather not attach the layers at the hem. On a modern coat I would use hem tape to finish and do a catch stitch but lacking hem tape what? Leave it raw? Was catch stitch the usual or running stitch as with dresses?