|Knit muslin of Vogue 8136|
Trudy Jansen designs. I wanted a jacket that I could make in double knit, boiled wool or stable fleece.
I was hoping that this red knit would be a wearable muslin but there are too many problems with this version. First of all, although I love the color, the knit is a little flimsier than I would have liked. In retrospect, I should have stabilized all of it with knit interfacing, not just the facings. Secondly, for the very first time I had problems with my Snapsetter and these snaps are broken and just wrong. Lastly, it still needed some size tweaking.
Why didn't more people make this one up? Well, I do think the pattern drawing makes this look like a ring leader's outfit. I also think those tummy pleats were a terrible design decision.
Vogue 8136, JAM #3 in progress: