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A quick update

SewMaris (who’s starting a sew along vor the Ziggi jacket soon) asked in a comment which size of the jacket I ordered. I bought a size 12 by bust measurement. The size 12 in StyleArc size chart gives a bust measurement that is 2 cm smaller than my actual bust measurement. It was fine for the Marie and Marni jacket, on the Marni jacket I did an FBA. For this jacket it was far too wide in the back, though total bust circumference was fine. A common problem for me, as you’ve seen my muslins in the past few months that really is a problem challenging area for me. StyleArc patterns are in one size (like the Italian Marfy). My body has 3 different sizes comparing bust, waist and hips. On multisize patterns it’s easier to grade between sizes.

I’m getting there though (thanks to the sewing teacher). This is the jacket provisionally sewn with long stitches, sleeves not pressed.

It will be taken apart again as it has to be interfaced, zippers inserted etc. Step by step I will get there (doing some easy things in between). I’ll be posting about the steps taken.

Comments

  1. It's looking good so far! And thanks for comments on the sizing. I just wonder if you are standing straight, as it appears a little higher on the back left than on the right?

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  2. This is starting to look good Sigrid can't wait to see the finished item.

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  3. Oh wow, you have made good progress. The fit and shaping are looking lovely.

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  4. It's looking good! I purchased the Ziggi jacket by my bust measurement (my first Style Arc) and will be doing a muslin as I'm also three different sizes between my shoulder/neck, bust and hip.

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  5. Wow! What a difference some careful fitting makes. Can't wait to see the finished jacket!

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  6. The fit on this is fantastic. Can't wait to see the completed jacket (and read to see what adjustments you had to make).

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  7. This is looking so good, Sigrid! Fitting is the biggest challenge in sewing well, and I envy you the time to take a proper fitting class! How wonderful to have an "expert" help you make the adjustments.

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  8. Your jacket is looking great, so far! I can't wait to see how it looks when it's finished!

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  9. Most sewers could make this in leather or suede but your choice of fabric is inspiring. In my mind I can alreay see it completed.

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  10. Love the wonderfull fabric and the fitting looks great already!!

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  11. How wonderful to have professional assistance. Your fitting tweaks have made such an improvement in the fit of the jacket - and I love your fabric! I am also struggling with getting a good fit through the back - seeing your basting lines vertically on both sides gave me an 'ah-ha!' moment of my own. Please post your fitting process; I'm sure many of us can learn from your experience.

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  12. Wow, the fit is looking good. Would love to hear what you needed to do to get it looking so good.

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  13. I've just bought the Ziggy pattern today - your timing couldn't be better AND your fit is looking good too. I choose the Ziggy pattern because it has so many pieces that would be easier to adjust than a boxy shape. Looking forward, as always to the end result.

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