Now, don’t faint – but I made a muslin! After reading Suzy’s account of how her Lekala #4329 jacket is progressing, and seeing her muslin(s), I decided that it might be worth my while to give one a go as well. Would you like to see the photos?
Unsurprisingly, my husband’s first comment upon seeing my muslin was “um, you haven’t finished it – you need another sleeve”. For muslin purposes, I thought that one sleeve would be enough! I love the two-piece sleeve, and am very happy with the way that it fits. Sleeve length is also quite good. The waist is pretty much where it should be, but I have what I now realise is my usual Lekala issue with my waist measurement being evenly distributed around the front and the back of the garment. I will remove some of the waist ease from the back and add it to the front – a full abdomen adjustment (FAA instead of FBA). I think its pretty good across the shoulders too. Other comments and/or suggestions? This pattern was ordered with increased upper arm width, narrow shoulders, and raised waist, in addition to my other measurements.
Oh, what unflattering photos. Keeping it real.