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Hi there!
I am making this beautiful jacket with its sequinned and zippered trims along with help from a dressmaker friend.
We cut it out according to my measurements, but we have had to take it in at least several sizes (lucky she made a toile – you can see she is making it and not really me) – that was OK.

The sleeve however was HUGE! We have cut 3 inches off its length and it still has a very generous seam allowance left. And taken in at least 2 inches at each seam (2 piece sleeve).

Have we done something wrong? Surely this beautiful jacket doesn’t have huge voluminous sleeves?

Thanks for the advice.


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    Sep 14, 2013, 11.08 AMby bjr99

    Could you post a few photos so we can see the problem?

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    Sep 15, 2013, 05.04 AMby Anders Taylor

    Sorry, it is at the dressmakers now. I will try later in the week.

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    Sep 16, 2013, 11.35 AMby judypeg

    Anders, are you sure you have the right pattern? You mention sequins and zippered trims in your post, but the picture I have of Burda 104 is a princess coat which does have voluminous sleeves; but no zippers and no sequins. Judy

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