SWA(SP)P 2016-Pack 1-#4 Green jacket: does my back look fat in this?

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  1. You are so much more patient than I am. It’s coming together nicely. No advice on fitting as you seem to do a lot better than me :). I haven’t made any Victorian clothing but I have made 17th century. The corset was much simpler and the jacket had a much straighter front (a bit difficult when amply endowed) but the flat fronted corset helped.

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  2. It is so nice to look into your world of steampunk, it fascinates me but I really don’t want to wear it. It just looks so lovely with all the fabrics, layers and accessories. Rosemary

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    1. I’ve always loved looking at costumes, but don’t have any inclination to act. Now I’m getting on a bit, I’m also not shy, so it all came together- fun sewing, gorgeous gear AND showing off. And cake. Sorted! I don’t think I’d want to go the whole home decor aspect though, not my thing at all.

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  3. Okay fitting advice: I might try pinning up the shoulder by 1/2 inch vertically ( if you see what I mean). There is quite a lot of fabric between the back of the arm-hole and the shoulder seam. I still might be tempted to do a small FBA. Thick cloth will take up a fair bit of room. I do like how this is turing out very much and am very tempted to make one of these up too. The short version is such a lovely shape. It would be fab in the high neckline with lots of small bound buttonholes down the front. Xx

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    1. Thanks- It’s all cut out and underlined now. I’m going to get the darts sewn, machine baste everything together, baste in the bones and have another look. I had noticed the excess at the back shoulder, thanks for reminding me how to fix it! I’m also pinching out a tiny bit at the top of the back curved princess seams only.
      The cloth is not actually that thick, but it it quite stretchy-I noticed when pressing it I had to be quite careful to pat it into shape as it cooled. I’ve been getting a lot of advice from someone from FB as well- probably way too meticulous for slapdash me, but I’ll try some of it.

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