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?