I need to shorten the back waist by 2 inches – my usual adjustment. This is not the first Marfy pattern I’ve muslined (although the first one has lost all it’s appeal and languishes in a cut-out state – probably due to the fabric choice), and if these two experiences are any indication, I really like how Marfy drafts their shoulders.
The front is pulling forward, which means I have two options with this coat: shorten the back, or lengthen the front (do only the length adjustment of an FBA) to bring the side seams back to vertical position.
It’s too long. I didn’t muslin with hem allowances, so this is the prescribed length – about 4 inches below my knees. Disproportionate on me, so I’ll shorten it to my knees to begin with, with the possibility of going shorter. Who knows? I’ll wait and see. And what about those patch pockets? I really like pockets in my coats, but I’m really not a fan of patch pockets.
I like the idea of this coat, but it’s not going to work with my SWAP Harris tweed which I think would make up better in something much more tailored, so I may make this one up for fun from a thrifted wool plaid – all of $7.99 worth of it.