So up next is McCall's 6656. I saw a picture of a knit motorcycle type jacket and loved it. I can't find it now but you get the gist. So I saw this pattern and thought it was perfect. NOPE! This picture looks fitted to me...does it not? Ok, so read the pattern description and it says, " Loose-fitting, unlined jackets or coats have front extending into collar, front princess seams, and two-piece sleeves"
Alright, so then I looked at the finished measurements and the XL has a finished bust measurement of 45. Perfect, just a little room. The package says I should be an XL. So I cut an XL in the body and a Large in the shoulders. OMG was this huge!!! The armcyes are down to my waist and I could fit another person in the coat with me. I took in the sides a full 2 inches on each side, so a total of 4 inches. It's short too. Even if left unfinished it would be short. I'm going to have to add a piece to the bottom so it's not riding up my back all the time.
There is SO much shoulder cap ease which I completely took out, but the sleeves are very narrow. I kept thinking it weird because I made it out of a knit/fleece type material but I don't think so. I am really bummed about it. I was so hoping for this look below but it looks nothing like it. Maybe it was just my expectations of the pattern but I am very disappointed in it. I keep thinking I may buy it again in the XS, S, M size and cut a Medium out and see what it fits like. But I'd have to adjust the sleeves....ugh
I'm trying to salvage it so I can at least wear it around the house. It's super cozy, warm fabric and such a waste. It looks OK on the mannequin and I just have the sleeves pinned on.