Are you tired of these posts yet? I'll cut into fabric tomorrow. Not the good stuff, mind you, but boucle I want to make into a jacket.
So, let's see. I put a tuck in it on the front, sleeves, and back. I didn't take it apart to do these alterations. I did it while they were all sewn together so the intersections are a lot wonky. I took them up by about 1/2" and I have so much more range of motion. It's amazing how much difference a tighter armscye makes. Obviously, I'll have to move the dart down. It was pretty right on in the other photos but it's too high here.
Back wrinkle is still there. I'm going to tackle that on my next muslin. I think Debbie Cook is correct in that this is a boxy jacket and I'm not boxy. I want to keep the boxy feel so I'll play with the side seams until it falls correctly.
Here are the alterations. I'll take the tuck in the chest and I'll move the dart. Here is where I need help. Is moving a dart really as simple as slicing the dart out and moving it down?? I read a couple reference books and they reference this technique.
I promise there won't be any more muslin photos in the next couple of days. I have some cute embroidery stuff to show you.