I've used this tech drawing of Burdastyle 119 from January 2010 issue, a classic tailored jacket with menswear styling that is now available here, to illustrate a few key terms I'll be using in the upcoming RTW Tailoring Sewalong. And this is just the outside...
In between going crazy writing, and rewriting, posts for the sewalong, I found a little time to whizz up a toile of my own coat:
I'm pretty happy with the overall fit - just a couple of minor changes to make. I took the opportunity to use up some truly ghastly 100% polyester flourescent white bridal satin that I had stashed away. I am amazed I managed to get the sleeve inserted without puckers, because this stuff is so close to plastic it isn't funny!
Look how it frays!
Things I'll change:
- Lower bust darts about 1cm - they're a little bit er, youthful!
- Take in back slightly at waist as pinned, maybe
- Change the hang of the 'skirt', currently it is veering forwards at the hem, not quite sure why yet - any suggestions? Maybe it stretched when I was sitting down in it...
I love the length, and the sleeve is nice for a one-piece - I think it's a really great pattern overall. If you see it, snap it up!
I will be using some slate cavalry twill that I have had for years - it is actually offcuts in four pieces, one of them with a flaw running right across the piece, and I can just squeeze everything in - including the skirt! I do have to insert a horizontal seam at the CB waist to make it all fit, but as I am making the version with epaulettes, I thought I would place a half-belt there to cover it, so only you and I will know ;)
It's RTW Tailoring Sewalong Eve!
Are you ready? Do you have your muslin all fitted?! First up we are doing some pattern adjustments so you'll need lots of paper and pens and scissors and stuff:
And we have homework! Here is some optional prerequisite reading ;)
If that doesn't put you off - nothing will!