Sunday 24 August 2008

Great Coat Sew Along - Muslin/Fitting

I finished the muslin for Burda 7855 View B and I am very happy with the fit, however you would never think that from these pictures. I used a cotton for the muslin that is absolutely horrible as far as wrinkles, and the camera shows them "all". (The sleeves are the worst and believe me I ironed this fabric several times for the pictures but it really was no use!) After taking a gazillion pictures I am going with these or I'd never get any posted.
The only alteration I will do is on the sleeves. The fit is fine, there is no tightness but as you can see one sleeve does not look so good. The sleeve cap has too much fabric, see red circle/picture taken outside. I removed some of the excess on the right sleeve as I pinned the sleeve to the arm, and then sewed it. The sleeve looks much better after having done this. I believe Tany had a similar issue as well. So for the sleeve paper pattern I will use Tany's method , she posted a great tutorial explaining this alteration in detail! Thank you Tany! ( Here it is on Tany's blog for those not participating in the Coat Sew Along).
There is what appears to be a lots of wrinkles on the back, and the sleeves, but trust me when I say it's the fabric! I am pleased with how the jacket fits and how it feels when I'm wearing it. I may shorten it somewhat but I'm still pondering this change :)


BCN - UNIQUE designer patterns said...

Ann, you are right, the muslin is very good. Only a small thing to do retouching in the loose-head of the sleeve. you put some small shoulder? I suppose that yes, this will end well-defined shoulder line. my best wishes for this project. Hugs, Paco

Ann Made Studio said...

I deleted the previous post to add a line!
Thank you Paco,I normally don't put shoulder pads in any of my jackets. I have small shoulders and always feel that they (pads) stick right out, even small shoulder pads, so I won't be putting any in this jacket either.
But having daid this I will see once the jacket is done up in the fabric, and if I feel I need something, I may make the "smallest" ever shoulder pads. I did this for my Vogue 8043 jacket.
Have a great day :)

Ann Made Studio said...

oops..I mean "said" this..not daid?

Tany said...

Your muslin is looking good! If you don't want to use shoulder pads, I thought maybe shoulder shields would provide some extra shoulder shaping/support... with no added height on the shoulders. I love the style lines of this coat and it's going to be fun watching it come to life!

Faye Lewis said...

You've got a great start. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Ann Made Studio said...

Hi Tany, I thought I had replied to your comment but I see it is not here. (maybe I emailed you :)
I will try your suggestion and try shoulder shields. I think that would be a great idea, thank you.
I'm now anxious to get this started with the fabric. That's always the fun part :)
Thank you Faye :)

Sheila said...

Your coat muslin looks great... looking forward to the FO.

Ann Made Studio said...

Thank you Sheila and
Thanks for stopping by :)