I've decided on the classic Vogue pattern 7975, view B (short length, long sleeves, no overlapping center front). So it's time to make a muslin.
I started with a size 14. On the pattern a final bust circumference of 105 cm is indicated, what I thought would be enough ease (8 cm). By size chart I would need 16, with a final measurement of 110 cm.
In the pictures the left side of the jacket (my left side) is the original size 14. I have taken space out of the upper half of the princess seam both in the front and in the back, because of too much space in the shoulder area and back. Think it should be a bit more, but the shoulder width seems ok now. I used a small shoulderpad, simply need that with my sloping shoulders.
What do you think? When I put the muslin on I thought it was OK, but seeing the pictures I'm thinking I should cut a size 12 for the upper part and do an FBA.
For time reasons I will not be sewing this one in the classic Chanel way. As I read in previous posts here that you need 100-200 hours for that I was discouraged to do that, as I want this one to be ready three weeks from now. Though I still can't see needing more than 100 hours when you machine quilt the pieces. But I might be mistaken in that, having no experience with this
(This fabric gets wrinkles when you only look at it!)