So, further to this: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430632.0#axzz2scefS5lu
I made a frock coat for my daughter for a cosplay thing she's doing. I'm not even really clear what it is. I don't think I even care to ask - I just was pleased to make the coat.
I DID use a pattern - the Simplicity 4923 version, as I found upon further research that the 18th century pattern I had used originally was the father of the Simplicity pattern. Why create more problems that I had to?
So here we go:
The back of the coat. the sleeves and the hood are grommeted and laced on, the buckles on the back are purely decorative. The ones on the sleeves and pockets and front are functional.
the Daughter in her happy coat
Better shot of the pockets. She hasn't taken it off since she put it on.