Author Topic: Fit of Simplicity 4059 doublet?  (Read 8833 times)

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Offline derrickswife

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Re: Fit of Simplicity 4059 doublet?
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2016, 09:12:40 PM »
HI everyone!  i'm new to this site and new sewing doublets.  ok, I'm a Mundane....sorry. :)   I'm making this one for my husband and he wants the sleeves attached so that when he is fencing, the blade does not go in-between the opening and hit skin. Any suggestions??  also I am using an XL.  the shoulders and length will be ok, but i'm worried about the belly area.  he has a beer belly but drinks no beer.  you get my point.  what is the best way to add extra room in the stomach area without changing the shoulder area.

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Offline Butch

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Re: Fit of Simplicity 4059 doublet?
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2016, 12:03:31 PM »
Welcome!  Please review Gem's posts (above) on how she modified the pattern for her FIL.  The 4059 does fit kind loose, you may want to do a mock up in the XL just to see if it's already big enough.

What about the sleeve?  How to sew it on?  Sleeve right side out, doublet inside out, and wing right side out.  Assemble all 3 (sleeve  inner most, then wing, then doublet) and pin it (lots of pins!). sew ONCE and turn it right side out to make sure it's right (and you put the right sleeve on the right arm hole!).  If satisfied, turn doublet inside out again and reinforce stitches.  Finish inside edges (or don't) as desired.


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