Friday, April 10, 2009
I have never adapted a pattern so I am flying by the seat of my pants. The first thing I needed to figure out was how to get the shape of the sleeves from straight to a pointed bell. The pattern for the sleeves is normally one piece. To get the points on the sleeves to hang over the pinky finger and to have 2 seams rather than one the pattern had to be cut into thirds and pasted together differently. I then bent the pattern where the elbow will be and added a bell like shape to the bottom of the pattern.
I will also try to add a bit of styling to the back of the coat to carry over the pleats from the front.