I've joined up with Sherry's RTW Tailoring Sew- A - Long. She has put so much effort into this so far, I'm lagging behind, but, will catch up eventually.
Step 1: Choose Pattern: BWOF 12/2009 Coat 126 - Except I probably don't need a long coat - so I'll make it a shorter version.
So I traced a size 42 - according to my bust measurement. Needless to say, there will be some adjustments to this pattern.......
1. Adjust for forward shoulder.
2. Shape in all side seams to give a slightly less "boxy look" - just give more shape definition at the waist.
3. Now, I don't have shoulder pads at the moment (I can't believe I disposed of all those 80's shoulder pads!!!) - anyway, I still think it is too wide at the shoulders - will trim that back about 1cm.
4. The sleeve - I'd like some advice on this - take in both seams? Reduce the head of the sleeve? Not exactly sure what to do - I have some "fit" books at the ready.