- Debated between cutting a size 10 and size 8. At first I was going to cut the back smaller (8) and the front (10) but went with cutting only one size(10). In practice my coat should allow me to wear thick layers underneath. As you can tell, the back was WAY too big and the front ‘closed’ with the fit off; tight at the bust and large on the bodice and gaping at the sides. The pocket placement was off.
- Cut size 8 and did an FBA. Worked so much better. The back still gapes mainly on side seams. I used a dead dart (4 in/10 cm off) at the centre front.
- Dropped the shoulders & did a slopped shoulder adjustment. The pocket placement actually falls in a better position.
- The front is almost there but the back adjustments. Size 6 maybe?
You probably wonder why the jacket look so long. The lengthen is size 18 to give me the some design options. I haven’t decided yet how short I want. It current hits 9 in/23 cm bellow the waist without hem allowance.
In the meanwhile, I have a project ready show you soon …. Saw the sneaky peak on instagram?