I got a great camel cashmere overcoat that fits well in the shoulders, and I'd like to wear it out with, well, everything. The problem is that the waist is rather big. I will get it taken in, but I have a question here. When I pinch the back together and pin it (not tight, just where it should be), the arm movement is very restricted. This is because the armholes are sized for jacket sleeves to fit through. Is this just a tradeoff I have to live with? or is there something more involved that would allow me to be able to wear this and have reasonable movement in it? Also, a much dumber question (I think): how exactly is "taking in" the waist of an overcoat accomplished? Side seams, back seam, darts, ...? Thanks.
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11/30/04 at 11:39pm