Making a Pointer Brand barn chore jacket fit OK

I don’t really care for these jackets for any reason other than they look good on people online.  In real life they fit like a tent, are unlined, have loose threads all over the place, etc…  I’m all for supporting the USA made products, but these are a bit out of hand on price in my opinion.  I have a 38” chest and bought a size medium way back when and the thing needed some work before I’d wear it in public. 

Here’s the list of things I did to get this coat fitting in what I consider to be a reasonable fashion:

  1. I darted the back which took it in about three inches in total
  2. I took it in along the sides which removed about another 1.5” of bagginess
  3. I took in the sleeves about 5/8” so that they met up with the cuffs evenly.  Then tapered up to the armpit.  I didn’t take it in at the armpit at all. 

The top of the coat fits my shoulders fine, it was just that it hung off of me like a potato sack otherwise.  This isn’t good if you plan on working on moving machinery, riding a motorcycle, or don’t want to look like an escaped convict in public.  I took a photo to show that the coat still has enough room at the shoulders so you can lift your arms and have free movement without the coat rising up like a fitted suit jacket.  That said, I think the coat fits me pretty well now and it took me all of five minutes to sit down and sew on it.  I left all of the original fabric in the coat.  It’s just hidden on the interior now.  

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