Is the main purpose of inlays to allow room to make adjustments after the fitting process? If so, once the adjustments have been made and recorded on the pattern (or a new pattern drafted with the amendments) is there any purpose to keeping inlays other than the back centre inlay (which I could see being useful for limited adjustment for weight gain etc). It is hard to see how these other inlays would be able to be used without totally remaking the coat. Would standard seam allowances be used therefore in subsequent garments from that pattern? I’d appreciate your thoughts on this Rory. Thanks.