25 February 2011

Simplicity 4059 doublet pattern alterations

I've already pulled apart the red broadcloth fitting muslin and starch the everlovin (*bleep*) out of it, and when I reached into the zip bag to find the rest of the pieces I found the original pattern pieces ... and since I am still working on my 2nd cup of coffee it amused me to snap a pic to compare the two set of pieces:
Yes, I am easily amused in the mornings (which may be why I don't usually post before lunchtime).  There was no methodical way to determine these alterations, as I did them the olde fashioned way: put the first fitting muslin on him and marked it up with a Sharpie pen and used safety pins to pinch out excess, while also hacking at it on him with a pair of scissors for excess around the neck and armholes.
That was back in October, but I remember it ... because it was actually fun.  I'm still surprised I got so much of it right on the first alteration go-round, but given his schedule it's a good thing.  I found the last of the unbleached cotton muslin I bought over a year ago on sale, and will be using that up for the lining (since I scored more for an even better price this month!).

6 comments:

Lauren Zinn said...

Would you by chance still have the shirt pattern that comes with the doublet?

dfr2010 said...

I do still have the pattern, though I did not make it as he preferred a different shirt pattern.

Lauren Zinn said...

By any chance could I see a picture of them?

Lauren Zinn said...

I've been trying to find a shirt like that for awhile but the joanns in my area are sold out of that pattern.

dfr2010 said...

I'll have to get to it later this evening, as today is a bit busy.

Lauren Zinn said...

Thank you so much!