Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Simplicity 4500 Jacket Muslin Part 2

Well, last night I had a chance to cut out my modified sleeves and sewed them to the body. I used Ann's tutorial in BeSewStylish. I really like the way they went in, no headaches and a great fit. I will use this method first from now on, and then if the fabric is not easing in right using the pins I will use my usual method (easing the jacket sleeve with a strip of bias interfacing/wool and stretching it while sewing it).

The wrinkles in the front view next to the armhole are because I do not have the upper front properly closed, they disappear when the center fronts are properly aligned. The wrinkling on the sleeves are due to the fabric but there are no telltale lines of pulling or other issues as far as I can tell.

I'm very happy with the way my muslin is fitting but if any of you think there is a problem please let me know!.

I have to put aside this project for now and make a muslin for a dress for my future SIL (more details on this on another post).


  1. I'm glad to see you making this pattern. I've been wanting to make this jacket with the skirt.

  2. Your jacket looks great! I have never tried sewing actual clothes - I may have to give it a shot!


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