3124Re: Stardust - Tristan's linen coat
- Sep 23, 2007Did you mean to send this to the whole F costume list? (I'm including
the list in the TO line now)
This coat has definitely been a discussion item. If you are new to the
list, look back in the last few weeks worth of messages, because we've
discussed it a lot, including which patterns might make good starting
points, etc. I was thrilled to find that I have a couple of them
already(Butterick 6844 has a good sleeve and back), because I'm in love
with this coat too! :)
For a new sewer, this is going to be a challenging project, because of
the inner structure involved in a coat: stuff you don't see but which is
essential to the look and fit of the garment. So in addition to patterns
that you will have to modify and graft together to get all the elements
right (depending on how movie-accurate you want to be), you'll need a
good book on tailoring techniques. I don't want to scare you off,
though! One way to get started might be to work on the rest of the
outfit, like start with the shirt which will be a simpler garment...
that will give you some experience working with cloth and tools, the
sewing machine, etc. without having to worry so much about exact fit and
There are some pix in the gallery at the official web site, and the
large-format making-of book is an excellent resource as well.
Remember to post photos in the album as you go along, so we can admire
> Hi all,
> This is my first attempt at trying to make a costume. I am really in
> love with Tristan's caot and this forum came up in a Google search I
> I was kinda hoping to get some advice on how I can get this made. I
> have no idea how to sew, but am very willing to learn if I can make
> this coat. I also love the belt he was wearing with the coat.
> If anyone have some ideas or tips, please email me.
> Thank you in advance.
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