When I sewed the quilting I used a long stitch and left the long threads top and bottom so if I needed to unpick any of the stitches I could. This was the case as I need to access the outer edges of the jacket, to attach a bias strip to the outer edges, hem the jacket and turn the lining under too, so I have been unpicking some of quilting stitches to take the finish line about 2" from the bottom.
Next stage will be to sew on some bias tape all around the outer edge of the jacket. The burda pattern provides for facings for the front and hem. However here is my conundrum. If you take a look at the Chanel jacket on the front of the threads magazine there are no facings. The jacket below looks like the fringed trim has been caught between the lining and the jacket fashion fabric. The other thing to bear in mind with these jackets is that they are meant to be fairly soft, rather like a cardigan than a hard tailored jacket.
I guess I can either insert a similar trim in between the bias trim, turn it, press it lightly and then turn under the lining and stitch by hand. Alternatively I can just add it to the front of the jacket and then place my braided trim over the top. Hmmmmmmmm glad this is my test jacket because this is a learning curve that I wouldn't want to be doing on my lovely Linton Tweed.