|laying out the newly cut pattern|
|the old build with the concept of a center opening under the flap|
|Bloody flap is TOO SMALL! grr arrgh. By this point I wanted to burn everything.|
|and it just didn't fit right because the seam placements were all off.|
|as you can see here, the princess seams were too far down and the main pack part was too wide.|
|small under the arm side pieces were just the wrong shape and too small.|
|layout number 2|
|the pieces are cut ( it's not all of them because I need to add some stuff but I wanted to put the basic build together just to see if it was worth messing further with.|
|Princess seams in the right place|
|right side out, I have to work on the actual sewing of this curve but it's a better start than before.|
|back which fits him way better than it looks in the picture.|
So today I have to figure out how to create the side pockets ( evenly no less) and set in sleeves and a lining and a collar. Then there's the bottom flaps. We've already worked out that the tunic top is about 2cm too short for his build but since this is a pattern we can work with this before I cut the end fabric.
It's a better fit over all, more snug with better lines, there will be facing and a lining and all the finishing bits that make it look sharp but in order for em to go there I have to understand how to get there first. I used an old white sheet I had (I have many of these) in the hopes that if this works he could use this as an ISB jacket unofficially.
I will be pouring over every picture I can find online about how people make these to try and figure it out. I'm trying to be positive about it because I really want to make this work, but sometimes it's hard. I feel like a total noob.