The surcoat has been fitted so I can get down to the creation:-)
I basted all the lines for the ribbon. And I made templates - one big for the breast shield and one small for the rest.
I sewed on the ribbon. I decorated the skirt that'd been sewn yet, so I had to fold one end of the ribbon backwards. At the sleeves, this wasn't necessary, as I decorated them disassambled.
I sewed the ribbon to the shield. The ribbon was syntetical, so I was pleasantly surprised...
...that it could be ironed to the shape of the shield quite easily:)
Btw I always sew on bands at both edges, I hate them sticking out.