Reply To: Finally, making the Voyager jacket

  • Captenaj

    March 12, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    I didn't want to go through the work and expense of making the jacket just to have a poor fit, so something I learned from the Craftsy classes was to take your time with the muslins. The first muslin I made was size small. Being 5'4″ tall and about 135 lbs, I figured it would be plenty big. It was not. I found it tight across the back and too short for my liking. The sleeves were too long as well. And I learned I need to be a bit more generous with the side elastic.

    The second muslin I made was the medium. I liked the length much better and it wasn't tight across the back but it dropped off my shoulders too much. I had taken the Craftsy class “Fitting Solo: From Measurements to Muslin” with Linda Lee where she taught how to measure, what the proper ease is for different articles of clothing, and how to make modifications to the pattern so it fits better. With this knowledge I shortened the sleeves and took about an inch off of each shoulder seam (while maintaining the armscye size). Then I made a third muslin. Much better.

    Next, cutting the fabric.

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