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Topic: Resizing a pea coat  (Read 1638 times)
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« on: January 30, 2005 06:18:24 PM »


I have 2 coats I received from my Grandmother, one is pea coat, the other, an older faux suede barn jacket.  They both need to be resized down about 2 sizes.  I am a size 8 and they fit like a 12.  Any suggestions for resizing would be appreciated.

« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2005 08:57:36 PM »

Heatherb, the bad news is this is really major and advanced clothing surgery.  Unless you are really confident in your skills, i would recommend taking it to an alterationist.

However, if you have no emotional attachment to the jacket and you just want to experiment, you are looking at a long project.  You will probably have to almost completely dissassemble the jacket, pull out all the lining and facings.

You will probably have to narrow the sides, the shoulders, move in the armholes, narrow the sleeves and raise the shoulders.  The armholes and shoulders are problems because you may not be able to create the shape you need as the fabric was cut away. 

In the end the proportions may be funny: pockets and buttons and collars may not be quite right..

Good luck, let us know how it goes
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