My next project is jacket #119 from the August Burda.
It's only drafted a "petite" (height 5'3"), but I am 5'6". I might be a little short-waisted, but I never shop in the petites department! This is the muslin of my jacket, and I'm happy with the fit but unsure of the length. I know there are pull lines in the back, but that's just because I'm holding it closed and in a hurry to catch my photographer before he left the house!
1. What do you think about the length? This is unhemmed, so it is supposed to lose 1" at the hem. I think I'll split the pattern and add 1" to 1.5" to the bodice length. Keep in mind, I will mostly wear it open like the model photo, not all snapped closed.
2. Are the bust darts right? They seem a bit high to me, but what's your call? Also, you can see in the side view that the front lays more flat that it appears from the front.
I am impressed with my newly acquired speediness. I traced it off Friday night, and cut the muslin Saturday. Last night (Tuesday) I put the muslin together during "Biggest Loser", and only referred to the instructions long enough to figure out the notches on the sleeves for correct placement. Damn, I'm good... (except for only bothering with one sleeve on the muslin. shhhhh...)
Also, a great big "THANK YOU" for all your comments on my vest. I hope I didn't offend anyone, as DH and I seem to have a lot of fun lately with my sewing photo shoots. While he may not be enthusiastic during construction, it's always fun to see what background or poses he has in mind when it's all done. Sharing some part of my hobby with my husband is actually really nice. So, pardon the sexy/trashy/provocative poses, it was all in good fun.