Sunday, October 28, 2012

Claude Faustus' victorian tailcoat under progress


Hi everyone ! :) 



I am currently working on the costume of my best friend's boyfriend. He will be Claude Faustus on their next convention so I was okay to make his victorian tailcoat.

It is still not finished I have to add a few buttons on the sleeves, the back and the front, finish the sleeves and sew a fake pocket in the front. :)  

I have used the M6143 McCall's  pattern in size L as a base, sharpened the tail a bit and changed the bottom of the front pannel.





I haven't bought expenssive fabric, I didn't have the budget for this so I choosed 2 yards
 of black thick cotton and also 2 yards of pongee to put interfacing in the inside.

I know, the coat looks large especially in the back, but the bust has a woman shape and the coat is obviously for a man !

I hope you'll like it so far ! :)






6 comments:

  1. You are very clever. I'm one of a team of volunteer caretakers of a historical garment collection and so was instantly attracted to your blog. You have your first follower :)

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    1. Thank you so much ! I am gald you like it ! ♥

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  2. Wow it looks really good, I'm so jealous at your skills :0

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    1. Thanks a lot :) I am glad you like it!

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  3. It looks amazing! I have a question though. Was the tail a separate piece sewn to the body?

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    1. Thank you so much ! Yes, it was a seperate piece :)

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