Tuesday, August 7, 2012
McCalls 6611 plus a giveaway
I can honestly say I hate this jacket so much I can't even stand to look at it right now!
So the fitting and adjustments - I did a paper fitting - I ended up making a sz20 with a 1.5" FBA, 1" back width and a 1.5" upper arm adjustment. It all went together ok until I realised that the waist was hitting me way too low and that I needed a pretty major narrow shoulder adjustment. Now this is where the hatred comes in - after all the sewing I've been doing this last year or so, I've never had to do a narrow shoulder adjustment and its extremely rare for me to have to change the waist height. I took out nearly 2" in length to get the waist hitting me where it should and I took out nearly 1" for the narrow shoulders.....then I tried to install the sleeves which are a one piece sleeve for starters and have over 2" to ease in even though the pattern drawings show them fitting in smoothly....Grrrrr, I still think the sleeves and armscyes fit so atrociously it makes me angry looking at the damn jacket.
I think if I'd done a proper muslin I could have caught it easier and I would have used a better drafted 2 piece sleeve instead of the standard one piece.
The only thing I do like about it is the fabric which was out of my stash - its some stretch polyester stuff thats like a velour on one side and satiny on the other. I used the velour as the outer and the satin side up for the lining.
I added a hook and eye at the front as well
So does anyone want this pattern? Leave me a comment if you do, I'll pick a random comment if more than one person wants it and I'll post it internationally, just please someone take it!!
The winner of the pattern is Sew Busy Lizzy! I've left a message on your blog :)