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Posted on: 8/22/09 5:24 PM
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I wanted to make a coat out of a TNT pattern I have used many times. I have always just lengthened the jacket previous to this, but for a more substantial coat, I wanted to do it right. I posted the question on the boards and someone mentioned that Threads Magazine had printed the "magic formula" for fitting ease of a coat from a jacket pattern. I will not copy the diagram here, as Threads has the copyright, of course, but I can give the basics--they really helped.
You should probably trace out your pattern so you can use the jacket pattern as a jacket. On the traced-out pattern add the length you want and then you will:

1. Lower the neck 1/8"
2. Raise the end of the shoulder to allow for desired shoulder pad
3. Extend the shoulder 1/2 "
4. Lower the underarm 1/2"
5. Add 1/2" to the sides

These tiny adjustments made the pattern perfect as a coat.

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fryman said... (8/23/09 9:34 AM) Reply
what issue of Threads? Thanks
nancy2001 said... (8/23/09 7:00 AM) Reply
nancy2001 said... (8/23/09 6:59 AM) Reply
Thanks for the great information. It sounds to me like this formula would let you sew an overcoat that you would be able to wear over a suit jacket.
SusanK said... (8/23/09 0:41 AM) Reply
Will you please share which THREADS the "magic formula" was found. Thanks.
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