Tree of Gondor Coat Construction: Part 3

After three nights of sewing the tree design, it took most of an evening to use my Gingher Epaulette mini snips to carefully cut away the center of the reverse applique. And here's what the finished back panel looks like!

The back is finally finished!

Detail of the branches and stars.

Look at all those points, they took forever to sew and trim.

Tree roots.

Next in Part 4: constructing the jacket, adding top-stitch details and the finished product!