Blimey what a project. I only want a cardigan/soft jacket which fits me well.
I've been working on McCalls 6844 for a long time and tonight I sewed the jacket neck band on, so although there is pressing, top stitching and hemming to go, I do have a completed shape.
It's all baggy under the arms. Also, I don't think I have quite the line at the waist (there is a peplum falling from the waist) which I want. I can see I did need to do an FBA, but possibly a length only one.
I might be able to alter it at the sides a bit - I'll try that over the next few days.
Also, it would appear that I have extremely short arms and narrow shoulders. I took 2.5cm off the shoulders and need to take 2-3cm more off. I took 9cm off the sleeves and need to take 4-5cm more off.
No photos. Just notes as I think through what happens next. This was the wearable muslin, out of marked down fabric (yet to find out just why merino was marked down from $24/metre to $8/metre. I have some heavy-ish weight black merino for the next rendition.