Huby asked for a coat. I showed you my first try some weeks ago.
I enlarged the Burda pattern by extrapoling the larger sizes from the smalers ones on the multisize pattern. Today, I assembled an half muslin and pined it on my husband T-shirt (with my husband in the T-shirt... he complained a lot and was affraid by those so small pins ;-)
But I am not pleased at all with the fitting result (see photos above):
- There is something wrong on the shoulder area (those sleeves construction are evil) perhaps it's only too large.
- It's too small on the belly area but I will let the side seams out a little, as Debra Martin suggest me and I guess this will solve the fitting problem of this area.
- the sleeves and the coat are a little too long but this is not really difficult to solve.
Looking carefully at the photos I decide to make another try.
The half muslin is two size larger than my first try: it seemes to be too much. In fact, according to my husband chest measurment one size larger will fit better on this shoulder and chest area.
I will measure my husband tomorrow to have his exact measurements for waist, nape to waist and sleeves lenght. With theses measurements I will try to make a better muslin for the next try.
A complete muslin is more time consuming to do than an half one, but it's easier to try for fit. And too much pins terrify my DH ;-)
To be continued...
Any advices or comments are welcome of course!