You know: you get the arms right, the shoulders need work. You adjust the shoulder seam line and you get drag in the upper bust. you adjust the upper bust and the armscye is too short. The hip bone is connected to the thigh bone and how did that song go?

I have been working on a fitted jacket for years. I spent last summer continuing that journey from this 2016 post.
and continued rereading of
https://jetsetsewing.com/2013/11/18/claire-schaeffer-godmother-of-haute-couture-sewing-2/


I also was baking Ina Garten's Beatty Buttermilk Chocolate Cake. DAMN.

This illustration  is my compilation of several "French jacket patterns" [mostly Claire Schaeffer, from unknown Threads articles (damn you Pinterest for stripping original acknowledgments)]. Six pieces seems like... [read more]