I finally had some time to work on fine tuning my muslin for the Amazing Coat Sew-along and I am very pleased with the results so far.
|Simplicity 2311view B - short coat|
- I've marked the lapel/collar roll lines; these markings will be transferred to my actual pattern.
- Inserted a 2-piece sleeves borrowed from Michael Kors' Vogue 2873 peacoat pattern that fit really good with only minor adjustments. Thank you Michael Kors! This is the second time that I've morphed a coat with his 2-piece sleeve pattern; I once put it into in Indie Pattern jacket project too. I'm also contemplating adding the over-sized cuff from the Vogue pattern as an alternative design feature, - mmmmm just might be an interesting detail.
- The muslin might be just a tad too large - I'm debating if I need to increase the side seams or leave it as is since I'm actually planning to wear the coat wrapped. If I decide to take it in that will be an easy remedy.
- Often times I'll use the actual muslin to underline my coat. Since my wool fashion fabric is not that heavy I might underline.