Thank you all for commiserating with me over this jacket! I must say, it’s the most expensive muslin I’ve ever made! But there’s lessons to be learned here:
- Always do a muslin, even if that means a simple tissue fitting!
- Never neglect the required FBA, even on a jacket!
- Don’t leave projects languishing for 6 years in the UFO pile. Cut them and sew them up toute de suite!
Well, all is not lost. As I said to my husband the other night, using cashmere as a muslin is still cheaper than attending a class, and I did learn something! Isn’t that the point? Always learning and improving our sewing skills. Oodles of fitting problems here!
Notes for next time (noted on the pattern!):
- FBA required
- Sway back adjustment
- Add 2” to overall jacket length
I must say I was bummed a bit on Friday about this jacket, but on Saturday I thought, “Let’s move on!”
So I went on a cutting binge after putting the kids to bed.
Vogue 2396’s shirt in ivory stretch cotton (I think spring is just around the corner!) I did not do an FBA, but I did do a tissue fit. The bust measurement on the pattern was very generous: 47” for a size 16, which is what I normally cut to get the fit through the shoulders.
I decided I didn’t need an FBA for this shirt. My main concern would be gaping at the CF, but there is a lot of overlap drafted into this shirt front.
Vogue 8287 shirt in a bronze crinkle taffeta. Yup, I did my FBA. I made this shirt without an FBA about 5 years ago, and am re-making it with the FBA. Need I say more?
And Cinderella’s dress, but that’s a separate post. I’m up after being knocked down!
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