The People Have Spoken

Posted on: 1 December, 08

THANK YOU for all the great suggestions and opinions for my jacket question.  You have given a great deal to think about.  The first step will be to make a quick muslin.  That will help me decide if it is really too much jacket for me.  I will also try some of the tweaks suggested.  I am so spoiled with Ottobre patterns.  The consistent drafting gives me the confidence to not make a muslin first. 

I might reduce the collar width to make it more proportional to my size.  The length will be critical.  I will need to play with that bit.  I really want to keep the tie belt because it will accentuate the waist.  Part of what I love about this jacket is the drama.  Reducing the collar and sleeve width too much would steal the drama.  However, we all know how “Big 3” patterns are frequently overly generous with the ease.  Perhaps once I have made changes to the pattern, I just might have enough fabric.  If not, solid black might need to be incorporated. 


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