Thanks to everyone who left such positive feedback on my first woman's coat, you gave me the courage to wear my creation out in public when I went out last night! Which gives me the opportunity to talk about the coat while showing gratuitous Girls' Night Out pictures. So this is what it looks like when someone has had a shower:
Please note I have a strange body shape. My shoulders, waist and hips are all narrow but I have a massive bust *waves at male relatives* so using myself as a benchmark for grading isn't a great idea.
I'm thinking I will probably offer this in small (UK 10/12), medium (UK 12/14) and large (UK 14/16). Because of the swing rather than tailored fit, the shoulder and bust are the most important measurements. And there's a bit of leeway on button placement so I think it'll be okay to cover two sizes per pattern... What do other people think about this?
So here's where you come in: I'm touting for a bunch of testers in various sizes and shapes to put my grading skillz to the test. I'd like to release this pattern quick-sharp (I can't offer ready made coats until I suss sizing) so I'm gonna have to give first priority to people in the UK . If you're interested in testing and can commit to working fairly quickly on this, please leave a comment with roughly what size coat you normally wear and if you're small, medium or big busted. But first, look how cute Ruth and Sarah are: