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([personal profile] elegentry Jun. 8th, 2009 11:18 am)
I just tried my newly collared, as yet armless coat on. It promises nice things for eventually, but, bother! the baggy back shoulder that I thought might need fixing...does. I saw this in the toile but wondered if I was imagining things. NO. The thing is, I need a bigger size due to bust and bum, not because of overall fat/breadth. So I need to reduce the bulk factor. Ah, here comes unpicking. At least I had not put the sleeves in yet.

See- this is one of the reasons I have been resisting commercial patterns- they just don't fit! I went with this one because I wasn't sure I could make the collar work by myself.

So, next to unpick and another round of fit adjustment before any more construction. This is taking longer than I though.

I have been into town (to look at 'Austen' frocks with doushkasmum), a pleasant time was had.

I think I have found solutions to the horrid back fit. However, I will rest the garment now in case I have more ideas later, also because I can't SEE it. I don't have full length mirror with bright enough light to see how a matt black coat is sitting without good daylight. It's just about dark outside now . Sadly I won't have good light again while I am home until next Sat :-(

I shall have to fiddle with the armhole again too as a result of these changes, ah well. No point in putting this much effort in unless I end up with a garment that fits.

From: [identity profile] ms-kilian.livejournal.com

So, next to unpick and another round of fit adjustment before any more construction. This is taking longer than I though.

You are an inspiration! Truly, you are one of my sewing role models. Looking forward to seeing pictures in progress and/or the complete coat. And if it needs to be put away for a few days, that's probably good too.
Right: post then sew

From: [identity profile] montjoye.livejournal.com

Thankyou indeed. How nice to be an inspiration. There won't be as many pics of this because black things are really hard to take. I will try to get a decent pic at the end though. Can't be much worse than some of the uninformative fashion mag pics of black clothes.

good luck with your sewing!

From: [identity profile] omnot.livejournal.com

Aw damn!

Un-sewing is even less fun than sewing! Time to turn to the 'grim-determination' school of 'sewing, fitting and sewing some more' 'til it looks good. You deserve a really nifty coat.


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