Of course once the stash is sewn down, I can go out and acquire new fabric! It's all about making room.
The other night I got my mojo on and traced this:
This is BWOF 02-2009-112, the flirty black and white trench coat. Now this pattern is a petite pattern, and I am not petite. Well, technically I guess my arms and legs are, but the rest of me- not so much.I traced the size 21, which corresponds to a standard size 42 (why do all the really cute patterns only go up to a 42?) and then I used Angie's method for sizing it up one size to correspond to a 44. I moved the pattern piece over/in one size and traced again. I also had to "un-petite" the pattern by adding 3/8" of length to all of the pieces above the bust and again between the bust and the waist. Since I have short arms, I only added length to the sleeves above the bust (I had to- it's a raglan), and left the lower sleeve as is.
I made a muslin and it seems to fit just fine. I will add one more inch of length to the body pieces at the waist- a standard adjustment for me- and then I'll cut out the fashion fabric. I'll be using a pretty black stretch twill with white vines and flowers. I guess there will be more top stitching in my future.