Finished a muslin of the waistcoat and it's in good shape! I cut extra wide side seam allowances because I thought I might need extra hip room after dropping the hem an inch below my waist, and indeed, as the wrinkles indicate, I need to let it out at the back for that last inch. But it fits everywhere else (though better on me than on Eowyn here due to differences in our shoulders)
I know I said it was done but since I was changing the side seam anyway, I decided to bring it in a bit at the shoulders and redraft the armscye, and changed the front hem a bit to make the buttons make more sense
And then I printed it again because HECK WHY NOT I am living the large format printing dream
Recut the armscye and reassembled the muslin and it's definitely much improved. And now I've decided I want to drop the back hem another 2-3 inches so it'll cover the waistband of mid rise jeans and trousers. BUT THAT'S OKAY because I can just make the changes and PRINT THE PATTERN BACK OUT (I am drunk on power)
(yes, pattern drafting uses a lot of paper. That would be true even if I was doing it by hand, and even more true if I was tiling letter size sheets together. All the scrap paper gets recycled - most of it right in my workshop, as bench protectors, or for support for drying ceramic. I end up with cotton scraps too so I might take up paper making)
And an update on the cedar chest: the lid is done. It needs replacement hardware so reattaching it is Future-Annalee's problem, but I'm very happy with how it turned out.
Didn't refinish the sides but might in the future.
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