I am making the simplicity retro 8879
This is my first mans anything and I am about ready to give up on it. The instructions on how to make the double lapel are dismal and the ease stitching matching is horrible in it. It looks like a gathered sleeve more so than a mans suit.
I have already invested so much time on this project and want it to just be done with. I am in the muslin stage and I am thinking I do not even want to cut the suit fabric.
Any little bit will help. OH! And the sizing is ridiculous. Any help on sizing a mans suit would be great because apparently you can't just go off the mans actual measurements.
My husband is always asking me to make something for him, and this is exactly why I refuse. Not to mention that he is a perfectionist.
I would maybe look at other patterns and see if they give different instructions on the lapel and sleeve. I made myself two different blazers last year and the construction was completely different. I thought the second one was way easier to follow.
Good luck! I know how frustrating it is to spend so much time on something and it not come together the way you had hoped.
I have given up on it for the time being. I am at the point with it that I need to walk away from the project.