I'm crying 'Uncle!' on this one.
This is the 4th muslin. The sleeves, while no longer batwing droopy, STILL do not join the body correctly. They look to me as though the armsceye is set too much round to the back and there's a bunch of what Cynthia Guffey would call 'goo' in front of the lower armsceye.
It just doesn't look...right, although it doesn't feel too bad.
Moral: I need to develop a good, basic jacket pattern onto which I can morph specific details, like the cute little peplum back on this jacket. Trying to alter up the shoulder/sleeve/armsceye is just not working for me.
And, you know, looking at those original photos, it looks like it would be a simple adjustment to scoot the sleeve up and in.
Ha ha and ha.
Oy. I hate starting over.