I made a muslin to check the fit after I saw that some people thought that the darts were too high. That was a great decision because I realized that they actually did fall too high on me and were more horizontal than I wanted. From the muslin, I also decided to put a center back seam in to take out excess fabric. The side seams were only taken in minimally. I also made the sleeve just a bit more narrow for this version.
Here are what the pattern pieces looked like after my alterations. Excuse the glass pebbles, the patterns were rolled up and these were in a vase right were I was taking the pictures... they are great little weights to hold the pattern flat.
The pattern paper is actually Gift wrapping paper that I got on sale after Christmas, the grid lines are great for lining up grain lines and measuring
|You can see that the dart is lower and is angled differently than the original size 0 dart.|
|The side seam was taken in slightly. The new center back seam was mainly to take it in more at the waist. Because of this the center back at the top is wider than the original to include a seam allowance.|
my pink jacket and still have more left over!
This is a great pattern and I can't wait to show you all another version of it that I made from a thrifted 90's blouse.
I think that I will make the neckline just a little less wide next time and extend the top of the shoulders out slightly since it seems bit narrow there. What do you think?