A request from a client has progressed the project to completion quicker than anticipated!
It’s a fairly standard shape, with some key points that distinguish it from a off-the-peg garment.
Most of these are cosmetic points or purely style-line changes, so I am going to start from my Regeneration Waistcoat pattern which I know is a good fit.
This should make it a relatively simple exercise in style-line adaption to achieve a markedly different look.
It needs to be a tad longer at the back, so the slope to the points at the front isn’t too acutely.
Looking at photos, the uppermost button is below the level of the scye (the lowest point of the underarm), so this gives me the a guide to where I need to be. From there it’s a gentle curve up to the shoulder.
Once I had established the lower button position, I could space out the five buttonholes using my handy guide tool!
The fit on me was fine, but it is only once you put it up on a mannequin and take a photo or two you notice things that need a tweak or two.
The pockets are in the right place, but their angle could be improved.
I think the curve from the top of the buttons to the shoulder could be a little flatter too.
The fronts and backs are simple - just the full extent of the pattern with suitable seam allowances added on all sides. The back is lined with a matching shape, but the fronts need a little more work.
Check back very soon to see how things progress.