dana_knockouts (dana_knockouts) wrote in advanced_sewing,

Progress! Feedback welcome.

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I posted a few times in this community in the last few weeks asking for fitting help with this pattern and now that I've started to get the actual garment put together, I thought I would share the progress I've made so far.

I'm a little disappointed with the fit so far. It makes him look like a rectangle! Many of his jackets have vertical darts running from the corner if the pocket to just below the pectoral and I think that this jacket would benefit from the extra shaping. Unfortunately, I've already put in the pockets so I don't think there's any way to add darts now. Drat!

Also, the pockets ended up being so bulky! Should I remove all the insides and make them non-functional pockets?

I'll take it in a little more at the seams but I'm not sure if I should put the sleeves in first to see how they will affect the fit.

There are more details here, here and here. Feedback welcome!

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