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Posted on:11/17/10 2:21 AM

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Gendun said... (9/10/12 12:25 PM) Reply
I agree that the darts on the front could not be higher - they look too high as it is. The person who recommended a muslin nailed it: Like any fitted garment, it really needs to be adjusted for personal shape. Vonnevo's idea seems like a good one. As for $30 for a pattern, I buy mine when Vogue online has a sale. They go for as little as 3.99 $US. Sometimes the shipping bites (for those of us not the US), but at that price order a few at once. Thanks for the review. :)
sewbarbie said... (2/15/11 12:57 PM) Reply
I really like the way the unbuttoned coats looks on you, except for the back. I tried mine on and noticed that mine fits a little lower on the hip. What if you released the center back seam below the waist so it will sit lower on the "bum". If it were mine I would also raise the hem 1-1/2 inches. You did a beautiful job and I think its easily salvageable.
iSewQuiltArt said... (11/18/10 11:12 PM) Reply
Yes, $30 does smart. I have discovered wonderful online pattern shopping, sometimes even with shipping the patterns work out alot cheaper when on sale.
bebrown said... (11/18/10 9:14 AM) Reply
$30 for a Vogue pattern -- OUCH!
iSewQuiltArt said... (11/17/10 3:58 PM) Reply
Thanks for the good ideas and feedback everyone. If the darts were any higher at the front, they'd be up over the top of the centre of my bust. The back darts are doing something funny, but so is the fabric from the dolman sleeves- its like there is just too much fabric back there. I had thought to taper in the sideseams and change the line of the coat, or even shorten it to a jacket length but I am still thinking is it worth it with this fabric, do to that. Maybe I'd be better to start over with a different pattern with the collar style the same and some flared cuffs, but which has more seams where I can take in or let out to try to fit the coat better to my body. The last thing I want to do is invest more time on a coat that still may be disappointing if its a matter that the style isn't compatible with my shape through the back/shoulders/ waist. And its not a total bust, I did learn quite a few valuable things from making this that will be very useful when I later make another coat.
clio59 said... (11/17/10 12:06 PM) Reply
Sorry it didn't work out how you hoped. The front looks good - it's just the back darts that are the problem. I also think that a lining would make the coat look very different on. Thanks for your honest review
mastdenman said... (11/17/10 10:25 AM) Reply
Is it possible to refit the darts in back. Maybe let one set out so that it's looser? It seems that the darts may be too low or maybe that a horizontal pinch of fabric needed to come out of the back.
Vonnevo said... (11/17/10 9:41 AM) Reply
QQ, your coat is quite close to working. I can see the darts at the back seem to have made the back section smaller and the front is being pulled to the back. Just a suggestion - Is it possible to release the darts in the back to add extra width across the waist section? This should take care of the fullness above the darts and also reduce the flare at the side seams. A self fabric belt could add shaping at the back.
RLL said... (11/17/10 9:26 AM) Reply
How upsetting after your hard work. I agree that it does NOT appear to be a good look for you. Shake it off and move on :) .
carolynw said... (11/17/10 8:52 AM) Reply
Sorry this did not work out for you - at least you hadn't spent a lot on fabric and maybe you will be able to sell the pattern
Sewliz said... (11/17/10 8:37 AM) Reply
Nice work! It looks like a cozy coat. The fit isn't as bad as it appears in my opinion. I think the back darts are not placed where you need them. They look like they are too low for your figure. Perhaps you can un-sew them and place them higher.
sewing addict said... (11/17/10 8:02 AM) Reply
What a pity that all your work didn't pay off. Other than the upper back area, the rest works well. There is definitely surplus material between collar and waistline.If it were lined it may sit better - it looks like it is sticking to your clothes. Great review and timely as I too was attracted to that pattern - liked the stitching at the waist area.
MNBarb said... (11/17/10 7:43 AM) Reply
I wonder what happened? It's so close to working. I went back to look at other reviews to see what was different. You did a really nice job with your sewing and fabric choice. The front looks good from what I can see. I also have a rectangle shape and always hope the shaped waist will make me look curvy. Maybe just smaller back darts could have prevented that poufy-ish upper back. So sorry you worked so hard and ended up with something you didn't like.
jilly cooper said... (11/17/10 5:30 AM) Reply
such a shame it didn't work, thanks for being honest, it definitely helps :)
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