may I have permission to throw a small minor tantrum after discovering yet more adjustments are required to this never ending coat project? someone kindly pointed out my fabric at the underarms was straining at the seams. For the first time in my life I have had to undertake a full bust adjustment.
No, I have not suddenly gone for surgery, but according to Mccalls I do not appear to fit their measurements at the hip, bust or arm. Given that their sizing chart is exactly the same in terms of measurements as Vogue and simplicity I really have no idea what is going on here….
Unfortunately in hindsight I have made two mistakes. Firstly not wearing a more bulky jumper when trying on my toile. Not a problem when making a dress, but becomes an issue when you need to have the ease for actually wearing winter clothing under your new coat. Secondly, in order to help with pressing my newly made lining, I merrily snipped regularly through all of the seams to have them lie flat.
I not so merrily viewed the available seam allowance when I wanted to reduce them to create more room to resolve the above problem. People, we did not have much room for manoeuvre. Think three point turn in a narrow cup de sac. I managed to squeeze in total about another 3 or so extra cm combined out of the front section. It appears (just) to be enough.
Can someone wish me good luck with the rest of this project? I think I am going to need it!! (holding sanity carefully in both hands whilst saying this).