Emma, my five year old took some outdoor pictures of me in the Entrelac coat. So now we have better lighting but less...focus. We'll have to try again soon.
I wore it out for the first time today and well, it feels a bit big. Yes I know it's a coat, but I feel a bit sloppy in it. It's actually 2 inches smaller in the bust than the pattern but the sleeves are an inch longer (not sure how that happened, my row gauge must have been off, and I guess I didn't measure at the end or something). It's definately snuggly, but I feel a bit lost in it. I would say it has 80s ease--remember all those lose sweatershirts and bit shoulder pads and dolman sleeves? (shudder).
I may undo the sleeves and shorten them, but for now I'm keeping them rolled up. Maybe when it's colder and I'm wearing a sweater underneath it won't feel so big.
Now that the coat is done I'm back to butterfly. I finished the sleeve last night and did copious measurements to be sure I got it right. I actually made it about 1.5 inches shorter than the pattern said after seeing Claudia's and Julie's sleeve length troubles. I also got a bit clever and calculated my measurements from the back of my neck (that bump in the middle), down my arms to my wrist. Then I took the shoulder width of the finished sweater and the sleeve length and calculated how much I needed to shorten it for it to fit me. See, I didn't pull that 1.5 number out of thin air.
That leads to my biggest problem with the patterns in this Jane Ellison book, and indeed many new books lately--no schematics. I'm not saying it's hard to figure out all the dimensions of finished pieces, but I don't feel like I should have to do it. It would be much nicer/easier for me, if they were included. I'm just saying is all. (Okay, so I'm lazy).
So I calculated most of the numbers last night because I want to shorten the sweater a bit too. I purposely bought 2 less skeins than the pattern stated and hopefully I'll guestimate things correctly so that I don't run short. I'll be sure to keep you posted on that score.