I want to share my WIP on the Colette Anise coat. Having the support of my sewcoatbuddies have been invaluable. I would procrastinate for ever If I didn't have the
peer pressure to post extra support.
I have made a jacket before and It took me almost 5 months. Alterations are complicated and time consuming so having a structure like the Anise sew along to break tasks into manageable chucks its really helpful.
Of course, there are a lot more work in between.
- 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?