Is it me or them?
I’m currently trying to find out why my vest drafts just aren’t coming out proportionate to those in MTOC 1949. I’m wondering if it’s that whoever scanned the book might’ve not lined up the draft right? Or maybe the original picture as printed was distorted. I’m using the exact measures as the example draft.
I super-imposed the original draft after straightening the guide-lines in Photoshop. I haven’t checked whether the proportions are accurate, but that the back construction line and the front center-line are evenly matched up, along with the chest-line and waist-line, I figured this is accurate enough for testing.
If you’ll notice, my line 14–16 for the neck-point on mine is about ¼ inch further out, which changes the shoulder slope, which changes the armscye front edge, etc, etc. The vertical line for the side seam is also too far forward, and even though the book instructs to hollow out the bottom of the armscye ¾” below the armscye depth, you can see that the original draft’s is only about 3/8″.
All of this is so puzzling. I’m wondering if perhaps the original draft just wasn’t following the recipe as accurately as the written instruction list. Anyone have a time machine where I could ask the author?
UPDATE: It’s me! Check this out…
Amazing how one tiny mistake like that can throw off the whole thing, isn’t it?
Of course, the 14–16 line is still slightly off, but notice how the rest is still dead on, so yeah, I’m pretty sure this is correct now. Woot.