Ok, not quite wordless, but this is my lining for my V1467 peacoat! Not including this as an update as I’m still making adjustments to the pattern ( I know I know…) but I really wanted to share how fab this is! Fabric available from Clothspot.co.uk – their description is pretty spot on too so I will definitely be using them again!
Hello hive mind! I’m having a bit of a dilemma with my peacoat. I’m at muslin stage (woo!) but I just can’t work out how to deal with the fabric pooling at the back waist! It’s making me sad (sulky) and I kinda want to make something nice and simple to get me back in the zone… We all know that means have a strop and put the peacoat in a pile for the next few months haha! But I’m determined not to be defeated, even if it takes a bit longer than planned!
I’m pearshaped and also a few stone on the heavy side. Add in a swayback and it’s a just a pfaff (see what I did there?!) to get things to fit. V1467 has princess seams on front and back and fit surprisingly well out of the envelope – the only adjustments I’ve made so far are to shorten the sleeves and let out the seams a little from the waist down to accommodate my hips. In the pictures I’ve got the chunkiest jumper I own on to make sure I’ll have enough room which is why I look a bit like the Michelin man! I’m happy with the fit of the front as it is – the pockets were also much easier than anticipated. I also only did one belt strap to check placement etc.
I’m wondering if, because I’ve shortened the arms, is the body too long? Looking at the photos after a few days of ignoring the problem, it all looks like it might just be a bit long above the waist for me. Or am I going to have to make muslin after muslin mucking about with a swayback adjustment? I have included some deeply hideous pictures showing the problem area, sorry to inflict the dreadful angles at you but they serve as a personal harsh reminder I really need to start running again. Yikes. I’d really appreciate any advice you guys have.
All quiet on the western front I’m afraid chaps – I have been slowly but surely working on my muslin for the V1467 peacoat sewalong and hopefully I’ll be ready to fit the first muslin on Sunday!
It’s the simplest thing in the world – to make your carbon paper last longer, stick it to a piece of card!… A little anti-climatic, but honestly it’s such a good tip – your paper lasts longer, it’s really simple to do and it’s easy to store as it’s flat! I use thin card and what ever tape is lying around. Once the paper has been used beyond recognition, just carefully cut away the old and replace with the new!