I am new to this forum, but not new to sewing, and a very happy Threads subscriber!
I would like to make a classy spring jacket out of navy twill. I have a fitted blouse pattern that has princess seams and a good shape that I’d like to use as a base. The blouse fits me very well through the shoulders(narrow), bust(large), waist(expanding, but still there), and hips (no comment). I thought at one point I read an article about converting a shirt pattern by adding the appropriate ease to make a coat, but I cannot remember how to do this.
I feel that I can handle pretty complicated instructions if anyone has any, I’ve made leather jackets, suits and my own patterns but if any one has any tips on how to do this simply, I’d just like to save myself some time and headaches of trying to figure it out myself.
Edited 6/9/2007 12:48 pm ET by Sussana