Saturday, April 14, 2012

the way to a muslin

I mentioned before that I entered the RTW contest at Pattern Review. I plan to make my version of this jacket.

The neckline was what attracted me in the pattern, and Lauriana was right in her comment that it’s not very difficult to copy, as the lapel collar will be attached to the facing.

The pattern has some other nice details, as curved lines at the shoulders. I started trying to make a pattern. I made this jacket from the August 2000 issue of Burda before and it’s one of my favorites to wear. Unfortunately I had thrown away the pattern, so I have to start completely from scratch. First I read my old blog posts to see what I had altered.

FBA and taking in on the shoulders. So that’s what I did first again. Then I started to incorporate the style of the new jacket I’m planning. This was not easy. But in the end I think I’m almost there. When I made the pictures for this post and put the detail picture of the rtw jacket beside it, I already saw that the curved line isn’t the same width all along, an dI did that. Perhaps a 3rd round of pattern drawing is necessary.

I really can’t tell exactly what I did in two sessions of drafting, but as you can see in the pictures it’s a lot of drawing and re-drawing with lines crossed through, new lines. It doesn’t have to be an exact copy, but I want to come close.

To be continued.

SewingZoe: thank you for your remarks on my fitting issues and my neckline. It’s very helpful and I will check on this in future items. You do not irritate or offend me with these comments. I’m glad you shared your thoughts, it can only help me to get better fitting garments. So thank you!