This weekend I worked on pattern alterations to Butterick 4627 coat.
First, I traced it onto Swedish tracing paper. Then I carefully folded the pattern and stored it. It's so fragile, I don't want to damage it.
A quick comparison between McCall's 5145 and Butterick 4627 revealed the necessary shoulder /neckline and armscye adjustments necessary,
The darts are pinned out in the bust area of both patterns.
I am not sure what has possessed me to sew another coat so soon. They are so big and bulky and generally annoying to handle. The last one took more than 50 hours. McCall's 5145 probably took a hundred hours, but I wear it almost every day. None of my older coats are good enough for me now!
I hope I have enough fabric to make the long version.
We shall see!