Vintage Sewing

I Need A Little Help

March 28, 2011
This is Muslin n° 2 of Butterick 9214, a 50’s housecoat pattern with which I want to make a great big red wool winter coat.
I am not entirely dissatisfied with the muslin save from the fact that it’s way too small for a winter coat. How do I add the necessary ease? How much? Where? Do I cut through the middle and widen it? I don’t know how to do this, so I’ll take advice if you have any, or a link.
You can visit my blog for more information on the project. Thank you all so much in advance.

  1. Hello, use "Fitting Finesse" by Nancy Zieman. It's a pivot technique that works really well on any pattern. I've used it on vintage patterns to add up to 8 inches and they turned out great! You might be able to get it from your library or if not, from Amazon or eBay. I also used it to make clothes for a friend who is hard to fit. She lived in another country, never had a fitting, and the clothes always fit her perfectly – no puckers, no pulling, just gorgeous.

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