Our next film of the day was a Roy Rogers film from 1951 "Down Dakota Way". I wonder if young boys would still enjoy these films? we certainly did. Light hearted fun indeed.
Candy made wonderful progress on her coat. She is using McCall's 5717, now out of print. The pattern she had purchased was one size to small for her so pattern adjustments were expected. She began by making a muslin using craft felt to mimic the drape and weight of a coat. This is a trick I learned while working as a pattern maker for a furrier. We tried her muslin on over a heavy sweater and determined that the fit through the neck and shoulder were ideal, but she needed a little more room through the body and sleeve to be comfortable over the bulky layers. Adding 1" to the side seams and sleeve was the determined alteration. By the end of Friday having previously cut the wool pieces out, she had completed two lovely pockets with flaps on her coat fronts.
Nice yes? Well done Candy. I think you are going to get a lot of use out of this coat, and no fear of the weather warming up before you get a chance to finish it.