I decided to separate the trench coat into sections and tackle some fun quick projects in between because I tend to get bored with big projects then sometimes do not finish them. I will post weekly on my progress and if all goes well the coat will be completed on time at the end of the month for my The Monthly Stitch challenge.
After checking the measurements for the sizes, I decided I should make a quick muslin to be sure the fit through the shoulders and arms would be right.
I am exactly in between the size 10 and size 12 pattern measurements. I cut the size 12,going with the bust and size, guessing that I will probably grade to a size 10 in several areas especially the shoulders.
The pattern uses shoulder pads, so I stuck one in on one side to see if that made any changes in the fit.
I am trying to decide if I want to grade the entire coat down to a size 10 because the size 12 is extra roomy.
This pattern comes with many options. I decided to go with the classic version E.
I like a roomy functional pocket and the size of the pocket is small, too small for my hands. I will draft these larger. I am glad I sewed a muslin before I cut into my expensive fabric.
What do you think, should I go with the size 10?
Next week Part 2: Assembly of the front and back along with top stitching, pockets and side seams.