- there's no real plan
- I make my basic pattern adjustments (roll shoulder, sleeve and bodice length)
- any notions come from my stash
Throughout the process I constantly think "What if..."
What I mean is for this jacket, I made up the lining and checked the shoulder fit before I cut out the fashion fabric. The shoulders came out too long so I cut them back on the fashion fabric and I've since adjusted the pattern. The neckline also climbed up my short little neck, so I dropped this by 1cm.
The wonderful 3kids was the only PR reviewer of this jacket so iher review made it really clear this jacket would finish above/at my waist. Her blog had lots more detail and photos of her finished jacket. Her jacket is wonderful both on the inside and out.
|This is my 'I think I need a coffee' look. |
The ripple on my right shoulder is because the lining is a bit short - like me.
So now I'm just about ready to make up my pleather red version, once the zipper arrives from Zipperstop. I've used a rich red sunsilky lining to contrast the green wool on this toile.In the meantime, I've cut out navy work pants that will be lined - Burda 7746. This will be my first lined pants. The first version in a purple linen have worked out well.
If I get 2 pairs made up by the end of this month, I should be toasty warm this winter.