Added Mar 26, 2010
This was another, larger piece of wool that I got off the remnant table the same time I found that terrific green jersey. I decided to make it into a jacket, and I really liked the plus sized modifications to the Nadine Jacket. So I printed out the original and modified according to the directions on the site.
Unfortunately, somewhere along the way I must have made a mistake. I think what happened is that I didn’t take into account that when modifying the pattern for myself, I shouldn’t have removed the same amount of length, but rather then same ratio of length, if that makes sense. 8 inches off a size 34 peplum is a much larger fraction then it is from a size 44 peplum.
Anyway, the jacket ended up being WAY too narrow from the waist down, and I didn’t have any fabric to recut the bodice and peplum pieces, so it became more of a shrug. The fit turned out pretty well, but the short length seems to make it oddly formal. I have to admit I rather hated the finished piece (which is why it doesn’t have buttons yet), but it looks sort of cute over this dress.
Long story short, I definitely recommend making a muslin of this jacket if you plan on making the plus sized modifications.
Oatmeal wool jersey, navy satin lining and placket.
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