For a jacket that was advertised as a "fast sew project, this is really not turning out to be one, let me just say. This is not necessarily a bad thing, however, as I do have quite a bit of time on my hands currently. I cut out the collar in a manner I figured would be conducive to looking good and as for layout, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. The lining has been cut, with an ease pleat added for movement in the back. However, after sewing the side seams, I don't see that I'll have need for extra ease in the back. Check it out people:
Never mind the pocket flaps masquerading as side fins. Look at the waist! Do you see that pooch in the back right above my hips? The last time I had this bad of a fabric excess, the dress landed in the UFO pile and hasn't seen the light of day since. I refuse to let that happen to this jacket.
So, how to correct the sway back on a pattern with no center back seam? Good question, good question. Since I don't have enough usable fur to cut new pieces with a center seam that can be altered, it looks like darts are going to be my only option. The hip looks like it sits well; not too tight, not too loose. Despite that fold on the right underarm there, the upper back does fit well. That fold was because the right shoulder seam basting was coming undone and I needed to readjust the front , but the hubby just wanted to take the photo and get back to his book.
The only concern I have with darts is, well, they really suck to sew in this fur. In order to sew the bust darts, I had to cut the fabric before sewing. So I kind of feel like I just get one shot with this bad boy...Not much room for error.
Any other suggestions?