I know, I know the pictures are bad. I’m very sick of it, too.
I’m also sick of all these fittings. How silly of me to think it would be so easy. I suppose it isn’t the coat body that is giving me a run for my money, but the sleeve and armscythe.
I altered the back yoke piece to give more room across the back. I used the waistcoat alteration as a guide, but I think I added too much. The seam seems to sit a little off the edge of his shoulder where I added width. Additionally, while I fixed the front-reaching mobility issues, it appears he can not comfortably lift his arms above his head. I believe the fix for this involves raising the bottom of the armscythe. Does that also include adding a little to the underneath part of the sleeve seam where it joins to the body?
On a brighter note, I think the sleeve is in fact correct. It looks much more like a sleeve should than my previous sleeves. I can still see problems, but I think once I have the shape of the armscythe sorted, it will fall into line. This one is the Palmer Pletsch sleeve, though I have the Phat Chick sleeve in reserve.
So to sum: shave a little width off the back armscythe on the back yoke piece. I think I added too much. Raise the lower armscythe by 1/2″ (why not?). Maybe add a little to the sleeve, too. I’ll take a little time and read my books. This muslin is really starting to get under my skin. I want it done. I want to cut the thing, I want to make it. I want to work on other projects, but I can’t get into other projects because this one is looming large in my mind.