B6169 Wearing

I had time to take a few photos this morning and just edited them to post the finished version of the jacket.  I highly recommend this pattern.  The instructions are good; I did not use their instructions for the lining preferring to bag my linings.

I ran out of time and did not get photos of the jacket partially zipped.  This gives you an idea of the length and overall fit.

Front view zipped all the way up

Back view

Side view
I made several fitting adjustments-forward shoulder, one inch FBA using Sandra Betzina method for princess seams, shortened the sleeves by one inch, swayback adjustment of 3/4 inch, high round back adjustment of 5/8 inch.

I plan to make one or two more versions of this jacket with one being for spring.

Comments

  1. It's great! I just didn't realize how short it was! What kind of fabric will you use for the next ones?

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    1. It is a short jacket! I am long waisted for a short/petite person and I actually would like it a little longer. I have some boucle type fabric I purchased from Fabric Mart several years ago that I plan to use. It is blue print.

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  2. Had you considered adding a small shoulder pad? I think it might help get rid of the back wrinkles just in that area in the back view. With all the alterations you have made to the paper pattern it fits so well!!!

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    1. Actually I did add shoulder pads and sleeve heads. My right shoulder is about 1/4 to 1/2 inch lower than left and I have used a larger shoulder pad for that side in the past. I have not sewn anything requiring shoulder pads in a while and just did not think about it. I see the same wrinkles also.

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  3. Awesome jacket and love the fabric choice.

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  4. Awesome jacket and love the fabric choice.

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  5. Looks great on you; all your prep work with the pattern paid off!

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  6. This looks great! Very classy and great fit.

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  7. This looks great! Very classy and great fit.

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  8. Fabulous looking. Those little alteration tweaks made it perfect.

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  9. Fabulous looking. Those little alteration tweaks made it perfect.

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  10. This is a stunning jacket - and it suits you nicely.

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  11. I know I am a late commenter but I wanted to congraculate you for all the work involved in fitting the jacket.

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    1. Thank you! All feedback and comments are appreciated whenever given. Happy Holidays to you!

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