I started working on a muslin for this jacket. I'm making view B, the pink jacket in the corner.
For the muslin I used a winter white wool I bought at a Goodwill for $3.00. I think there was about 5 yards and I used 1.5 for the muslin. :)
I measured a jacket that fits me well and flat pattern measured. I decided a size 12 would be a good starting point, but I think its huge, especially in the back. I also HATE the sleeves. The darts are just weird. I have very sloping shoulders and did not do an adjustment because the princess seam to the armhole was making things extra complicated. I did put in a temporary 1/4" should pad, which didn't do much. Since I've been drafting my own patterns for school, I discovered I hate seam allowance. I think I'll start making Burda patterns. It is so much easier to manipulate the pattern before the seam allowance is added.
I need help! The princess seams are in the wrong place, the body is huge, the sleeves are huge, the back looks awful... How should I adjust this muslin? I'm thinking I should start again with a 10, but I'm not even liking the sleeves. I'd also need to shorten the pattern. I might just switch to this pattern:
At least this jacket/coat has reviews on PR. Well, everyone and their mother has made it so I assume its a good pattern. What do you think?