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[Apr. 8th, 2012|11:49 am]
Verminius Rex
Still debating with myself on how to progress with this pirate coat. Part of me wants to simplify it for easier sewing, but that would make it a bit less yardage friendly. On the other hand, I don't use super expensive fabric and I'll sacrifice a yard or two for convenience. Making this sleeve easier to sew on is not going to be a cake walk. I prefer when the garment has a seam going from the hem through the armpit to the sleeve cuff, which doesn't work as easily on a sleeve cut for a garment more fitted than the kimonos I'm more accustomed to sewing.
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[User Picture]From: sherwood21
2012-04-08 08:10 pm (UTC)
Usually a pirate coat has a pretty loose sleeve, so I would use a one piece sleeve too, instead of trying to do the more fitted two-piece sleeve.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2012-04-08 08:36 pm (UTC)
I suspect I'll be combining the pattern with a long sleeve shirt pattern at some point for an easier sleeve to sew. First time through I'll follow the pattern (to a point) to see how well it works.
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[User Picture]From: silverfae
2012-04-09 06:58 pm (UTC)
Interestingly, that was the way I learned to do a sleeved garment from a tailoring workshop; all the seams are put together so that the final seams are up the side, through the armpit and down the sleeve.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2012-04-09 08:07 pm (UTC)
This pattern has a two part sleeve (which I've seen on suit coats before) and a very strangely shaped armhole. I'm sure it makes sense from a tailoring point of view, but goes against my simple method of sewing.
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[User Picture]From: silverfae
2012-04-09 08:25 pm (UTC)
What pattern are you using?
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2012-04-09 08:31 pm (UTC)
http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/patterns/sewingpatterns.pl?patternid=4380

This is the basic pattern I'm starting with for the general shape and bell sleeves, , but also going to trace out this one

http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/patterns/sewingpatterns.pl?patternid=6120

and probably put the armholes and sleeves from the Matrix onto the pirate coat for easier sewing.
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[User Picture]From: silverfae
2012-04-09 08:34 pm (UTC)
Ah, it does go together in an odd manner.
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