Last night I started to pattern cut the first piece, which is the most complicated, and also why I am getting it over and done with first. This will be a riding jacket that pulls in influences of military,Steampunk and Edwardian frock coats.
I started by drawing up my Dress Block in a size 12 so I can test the pattern on my standard Morplan Size 12 Dress form. I am using a dress block because I want it to fit close to the body for a dramatic effect, rather than a normal coat or jacket block I would use if it were a genuine piece of outerwear.
From my flat dress block I drew on the main style lines, trace onto new paper, add my seam allowances, cut it out and pin it to the dress form for a first look at the pattern cutting. I am hoping it is perfect (of course) but this is the first place to start looking for potential errors or things to tweak:
I have also decided to do the calico with the skirt, so off to some more pattern cutting and here she is so far:
Off now to play with my sleeve pattern....