it had some really big, puffy leg o' mutton style sleeves, that were 3/4 length, and we thought it would look better with longer, less poufy sleeves. but the ends of the sleeves had an interesting trim on the cuffs, so carefully i took those off, and set them aside to re-attach on the longer sleeves.
the coat had been lined at some time, but it was so old and fragile, that it had basically just disintegrated! so we also re-lined the coat as well. it has some really beautiful braided trim all over it and those tiny jet buttons were just so exquisite.