Monday, September 5, 2011
I've been putting off working on Hoggar's coat for one simple reason. I really hate sleeves. I can never get them the right length, the right circumference, they're too tight in the arm pit, Hoggar's hands won't fit through the opening, WHATEVER! I repeat I just can't get them right. Added to that I have to draft a totally wacky pattern that has two main parts and two gussets AND those gussets are no where near the underarm. Strange.
With this foreign configuration I pulled out the trusty pattern paper roll and drafted it on that rather than straight on the fabric. It took about an hour and I had the usual math headache when I was done but the most amazing thing happened as I was sewing it together. Everything fit together exactly the way is was supposed to. Easing the sleeve into the arm hole was a breeze. When Hoggar put it on it fit, well not perfectly, but it was comfortable and not binding around the under arm. It is totally crazy.