So, overall I like the pattern but something has to be done about the belt. It crosses at my widest part. That can't be good. The shoulder area, where I always have problems, fits great. I cut a 36 grading to a 38 in the hip region. My "buttons" are black circles I made on my computer and printed out. These are 1.25" but I made some larger and smaller to test drive the sizes.
The back is really bad because the belt sits right at the top of my butt. Everything wants to bunch up on top of it. This does not have a lining so part of that problem will go away when I line it. Now it is grippy and rides up. But look at how nicely the shoulders fit.
This is where the belt sits when I pull it down and hold still for the camera. Improvement but it makes my butt look large.
This is the jacket all buttoned up.
Here it is at natural waist. I like it up there but then it messes up the buttons. What do you guys think?
Here is the shoulder region. I did a .25" tuck for a high bust and forgot to take a tuck out of the shoulders. I did that after I cut. That is why there is a strange fold on the shoulders. These sleeves were actually easy to set in. I am just as impressed with the Burda envelope patterns as I am the Burda WOF patterns. The fit is nice. I just have to figure out what is going on at the hip region.
And yes, I'm still waiting for my May Burda WOF. sniff.