Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Try Again

When I'm feeling especially large, which has nothing to do with how large I actually am, I always alter up too much. I think I really over did the ease on this pattern. Not only that, but the ugly orange stretch linen from my stash that I used from FFC is way too stretchy. I could probably have made this muslin without any alterations to the original pattern because of my fabric choice. The pattern also has much too much ease in the sleeve cap. I'm not sure how much of that is just the stretchy fabric, but a gathered sleeve cap is not the look I want. I can see that I need to make a narrow back adjustment and shorten the shoulder length. The sleeves with a 1" cuff will be too long so I need to shorten them and I also need a rounded back alteration. Then another muslin.

Stay tuned while I make some alterations and sew up muslin #2. Anyone want to start placing bets on how many muslins this jacket pattern will take?


  1. Well, at least you're showing a pretty, optomistic SMILE, eh!!
    Soft hug,
    Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

  2. Ahh, you can work through it. Muslins are a pain in the butt. Work through it.

  3. Isn't it nice when it is too big and not too small? Keep at it, you if anyone, can do it.

  4. Sherril, you have more fit perseverence than anyone I know and you reap the rewards every time. I know you will make this work.
    Isn't it interesting how the actual fabric used can change the fit of a TNT?

  5. Once you get the fit I think this will be a really nice project. I like the lines of it.

  6. Hi Sherrill--keep truckin'! You'll make it. I just read your profile and I love vegetarian dishes too (I'm veg). Birds of a feather :)

  7. Sherril you are the master of good fit.I'm tempted to choose a jacket and follow along with you.Muslin are a pain.I'm betting it wil take only 3 muslins.You go girl!


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