On the sewing front I'm getting ready for spring by trying out a jean jacket pattern from Style Arc -- I'm planning on making it in a nice bright color for spring, but wanted to check the fit before cutting into my lovely orange fabric. Luckily I had some nice stretch corduroy on hand which will work well in my wardrobe next autumn.
After measuring the pattern, I thought it wise to give myself a little extra room in the bust and the hip area. The shoulders generally fit well for me in Style Arc patterns, so I left that as it was, and the waist seemed to be good also. Basically, I felt I needed a FBA (full bust adjustment) and just a scootch more room around the hips. Adding to the side seams of front and back pieces by tapering out from the waist to about 1/4 inch from the hip gave me a much appreciated extra inch. The FBA was made by adding slightly to two of the lower front pieces -- again, tapering to nothing at the waist. The front yoke piece remained the same size. I think it worked fairly well, and the jacket can be comfortably worn closed should I ever want to.
Fasteners are from Snap Source -- I used the size 20 (1/2 inch or 13 mm) caps in the antique brass finish. I really like the ease of applying these snaps, and they come in a wide range of colors.
And here's the jacket being worn, but before I had applied the snaps --
I think it will be a nice layer for changeable spring weather -- once again, Style Arc comes through!