So this is my final project for my Costume Class. As it was completed in May, I've just been lazy uploading the project. I was inspired in part by gothfoxdesigns' Vampire hunter ( http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=236979.0
) and other wonderful projects I've googled for what seems like forever now. Anyway, here it is:
The entire jacket was draped, meaning I created the pattern using a dress form and some draping tape. Then I did a muslin mock-up, fit it on my model ( the ever-lovely costumer-friend of mine ) and enlarged it just slightly. The whole project is made from some lovely buff-colored cord that i got off the dollar table at walley-world.
I dyed one yard of it black and left the rest the buff. The shiny stuff was some last minute detailing, just a few old bangle bracelets that I tacked on, and a pocketwatch to add some character.
The first shot is the final look. I gave him a top hat and a long stick to use as a cane, and he worked that pose like no otha motha.
A close up of the front. I wish I'd thought to interface the corset-part to keep it stiff, but it was a stressful time. Finals always is, y'know? :
The back. If I'd had the time Iwould have piped the seams so they stood out, but they turned out fabulously flat, so why bother? :
And the collar. Modified from a flat pattern found in a draping textbook (can't remember which one) to be high and fun!:
All in all, I'm really happy as to how it turned out. You can't really see it, but the sleeves were switched around and sewn in backwards (oops). The lining was just simple copper lining satin and done in the sack-way, if that makes sense.