"Close-fitting, unlined, double-breasted trench coat with princess seams. Pleats at front and back, diagonal welt pockets, and two-piece sleeves"
I made a size 38 for the bodice and sleeves, and graded out to as size 40 at the waist. I shortened the sleeves (and need to turn them up a bit more!), but didn't shorten the bodice (which is, frankly, astonishing), and lengthened the skirt. I wanted something that would cover the skirt of my dresses, and as I have the PDF pattern, used the skirt length on the size 52 which is the largest size.
I didn't make the belt, because it would have got lost in no time; and didn't add the back tab because I didn't have enough buttons for it. Also, I thought it would be a bit uncomfortable to sit in with a button... [read more]