Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Fitting the Body

Matching the center back seam was a bit challenging. I had the pattern matched all the way and then it got off about 12” from the top. I ripped out the top portion two times and restitched it and now it matches! I basted together the shoulder and side seams and realized I could have gotten by with making a size 12 rather than 14. I restitched the seams and cut back the shoulder seam allowances to the smaller size. Now I will need to cut the sleeve pieces smaller to fit the armscye. I’ll also have to remember to adjust all of my lining pieces. OK, I should make another coat after this one since I will have done all the work on this one and the next one should take less than half of the time!