While I wait for McCall’s 5859 to go on sale so I can buy a size 12, I decided to tissue-fit another jacket, which I’d cut out and had sitting on my coffee table for the last couple weeks. It’s Butterick 5446, which I really like:
However, when I tried on the pattern, I found that I couldn’t get the sleeve all the way up to my shoulder- it’s just too tight:
The back is also a mess:
And here are 2 attempts to get a good side view, still fighting to get that sleeve all the way up to my shoulder:
It’s pretty hard to diagnose fitting problems when I can’t even get the jacket on. This is a size 12, which is my size. I put it on over my t-shirt because it’s a jacket and thus should have enough ease to fit over a shirt. And this thing is described as loose-fitting, no less.
You know what I’m going to ask: What should I do? Should I just say forget it and pick another pattern?
And, as promised, Here’s the 12 pounds of fabric I bought from Denver Fabrics! I usually buy from Fabric.com because I like their free shipping when you spend 35 bucks, but they didn’t have anything I wanted. I was pretty impressed with Denver Fabrics- hadn’t ordered from them in a while.
So… top to bottom: red jersey knit (making Simplicity 2998 for a friend), gray french terry (for Jalie yoga pants), navy shimmer jersey knit (for Kwik Sew 3592), fuchsia stripe jersey knit (don’t know yet), white multi jersey knit (don’t know yet, either), magenta stretch jersey knit (guess!), dark beige twill (for McCall’s 5525- when I can fit a jacket!), yellow floral t-shirt knit (nope, don’t know yet), and navy blue jersey knit (no clue). I got a yard and a half of each knit, because this seems to be the most common yardage required for most of my knit top and dress patterns. I’m hoping to sew at least one of these this weekend, if I’m not spending the whole time trying to fit things!