4043Re: Help with Tonks costume
- Dec 2, 2008I think I can find a coat that looks better, faster, (or maybe not,
URLs have been flying like snowflakes here). Try this Simplicity
pattern, #5386, faux-Matrix long cassock-style coat (standing collar,
which I think the photos of Tonks shows) (I think it's still in stock):
This is a men's pattern, so you'll need to resize like crazy. Remember
Cat & Judy's Costume Rules: Test, Test, Test! And then test again!
Find an inexpensive fabric with the same drape and make a test garment.
Also, remember my personal rule: It takes three times as long as you
think it will, and it's five times as difficult as you guess it is.
(I am the most inept amateur costumer you will ever meet...)
If I'm not mistaken, weren't coats like this in style for clubbing a
few years back (like, 5 to 10 years ago?)? Don't know where (in the
world) you are, but if you're really, really crunched for time, you
may want to try resale and vintage shops and find something 'similar'
that you can throw tons of trims on.
Sorry, I went to the photo links and recognized the line of the coat
when I saw it; sorry if I stepped on anyone else's pattern-recognition
toes, not my intent... I've been lurking here more than anything for
the past few months.
...but I've lost weight at Curves! and happy holidays,
Miranduviel, the Elf-Hobbit slowly turning into an illogical Vulcan...
In F-Costume@yahoogroups.com, "Sarah" <sarahstrong13@...> wrote:
> What about Butterick 5295
>or 4929 if you need the princess seams
>or better maybe 5145
>which has a waist seam, very simple shaping, and the collar won't
>need a lot of alteration either. I'm betting Tonks' coat does have
>a waist seam, and that trim across the top of the pocket flap is
>like 2812, 3628 (maybe, need to lengthen)
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