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Hello this is my first post ever on the forum ! I’m new to sewing but I’m practicing and I’m finishing my first piece of clothing (a top).
I was searching for a good coat/jacket pattern for this winter (for when I will be more experienced)… I am very picky because I have an “unusual” silhouette (sort of) so I need something flattering and the “Nadine” pattern caught my eyes ! It’s absolutely lovely and I’m determined to sew it no matter what !

But I have a question: I read somewhere that Burda re-designed this jacket between the 32-42 sizing and the plus-size, is that true ? Because I want to make the best version there is of this jacket and I want to make it in the same style as the plus-size version (in grey wool).

My other question is : what size would you recommend me to purchase knowing that according to the size chart :
- I’m a size 44 for the bust (98 cm)
- I’m a size 44 for the waist (81 cm)
- I’m a size 40 for the hip (98 cm)
- plus I have narrow shoulders
Do you think I should go with the 32-42 pattern and adjust it or rather purchase the plus-size one ?

Thanks in advance :)


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    Sep 8, 2013, 12.20 AMby katexxxxxx

    Patterns are not so much redesigned as redrafted for larger sizes, where the proportions are different (after all, you can’t just make it larger all over: a size 32 lass is still going to be the same height 20 years and may cakes later when she’s a size 44! ;)

    That said, it sounds like you need to get the smaller size and do a Full Bust Adjustment (google for it: there are several versions: one will suit the pattern) and increase the waist. If you have heavy arms, you may also want to increase the bicep measurement… This may sound like a lot, but adjusting shoulders is a LOT more difficult than adjusting busts and waists!

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    Sep 10, 2013, 03.47 PMby Occultine

    Thank you very much for your answer ! I think it will be better indeed :) I only know one FBA technique as for now but I will search for others if this one doesn’t work. Have a nice evening !

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