Some of you may recall that I originally decided to use Vogue pattern 8346, view “C” (far right) a double-breasted, flared coat pattern:
After trying on the muslin, I wasn’t sure if I really liked it – the flare was nice, but the wide lapel and the double-breasted construction made me look short and boxy (as double-breasted designs are apt to do).
So I’m constructing a muslin from Vogue 1266:
I think this one, with the single-breasted construction and narrower lapels, will make me look slimmer (especially if I flare the bottom).
In this case I also want to do view “C” (the far left outfit) with contrasting collar and cuffs. I will also increase the flare of the bottom to be as wide as the fabric will allow, because I liked the fullness of the previous muslin. I am going to see whether I can alter the lapels to be of a contrast fabric as well – although I’m not quite sure how to go about doing that. It may be as simple as altering the facing so the top part of it is the suede or ultrasuede, so that when it’s rolled over only the suede is showing. I think that will work, and be quite simple. But I will have to test it on the sample garment, to make sure.
Today is going to be very busy and tomorrow will be just as bad. But I am hoping to be able to take some time on Sunday to start altering the pattern and cutting/sewing the new muslin.
Slow, I know, but it doesn’t pay to rush.