First muslin of my jacket and I was ready to trash it and look for something else. Claire Kennedy to the rescue. She made some suggestions and I altered the pattern to eliminate both the welt pocket and the fact that the lower side is not attached and stands away from the body and is just not flattering or practical. I altered the jacket to one, enable me to attach the curves to the jacket side and only leave an opening for a small pocket in the front curved seam. Good for a lipstick or tissue or just interest. I have actually never made a pocket like this in a seam so I have to look for some instructions, though I think I know what to do. I loved how the front fit, so it made it worth doing more alterations to the jacket and I am ready to make another muslin.
I love the fabric I bought and I am waiting for some 4 ply silk crepe samples for the pants. Not making the pattern pants, but I am going to take my tnt pattern and widen the legs a lot to give a full pant. For those of you who have forgotten what I am sewing, after all it's been awhile, here it is again. I like the width of these pants, but not the pleated front. Maybe I'll make them a little narrower because I cannot wear much of a heel.
By the way, I ordered my samples from Mood's online site and guess what? They have finally fixed it and it no longer acts like you are using dial up instead of the very nice fast dsl line that I use. I can now recommend their site; especially for dyed to match silks in all types and lots of
colors. They should be here today. or tomorrow.