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osiris
« on: September 22, 2010 07:24:38 AM »

Hi guys.  I'm attempting to cosplay an outfit from Doctor Who. This one...



My sewing skills are rudimentary at best, but I'm taking a machine skills class. With work, I could knock up a pattern or wing it, but a pattern would be most beneficial. Anyone know of any that are similar & can be altered slightly if needs be?
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010 07:39:11 AM »

Go to thrift stores etc and pick up coat and vest to remodel.  Embellish with lace and there you are.
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osiris
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010 07:52:26 AM »

Thanks Gramma Joe, but the project must be more accurate than that. I already have the materials ready to go.
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2010 07:53:15 AM »

you have got to post when it's done!!!!
if you want to buy a pattern try here:
http://www.simplicity.com/c-264-historical.aspx?pagenum=1
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2010 08:04:55 AM »

you have got to post when it's done!!!!
if you want to buy a pattern try here:
http://www.simplicity.com/c-264-historical.aspx?pagenum=1

Oh I will! I have looked through Simplicity, 4059 looks to be closest but I was hesitant due to the amount of changes needed on the jacket. Mind you, I doubt I am ever going to get it "right". I'll see if anyone finds anything else. Thanks for reminding me about it!
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2010 09:14:51 AM »

There is an out of print McCall's pattern .. M4626 That would be a near perfect match. It reminds me of Louis' outfit from "Interview with the Vampire"  Since it's out of print, you might find it on Ebay or Etsy. Good luck!

http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m4626-products-6340.php?page_id=993&search_control=display&list=search
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010 09:44:16 AM »

It's more Georgian (18th century) than Renaissance (15th-16th century).   Smiley

http://reconstructinghistory.com/patterns.php?c=22&d=189&w=24&r=Y

http://www.jpryan.com/frock.htm

Free patterns:  http://costumes.org/HISTORY/100pages/18thpatterns.htm
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2010 11:55:08 AM »


Ohh you might be right, the period I'm looking at is around 1740s. Though in France, so I'm not sure if that's still "Georgian" lol!

Thanks guys, some great ideas for me to be looking at Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2010 02:38:40 PM »

Maybe Simplicity 4923? It would be pretty close with a little alteration to the vest.
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2011 12:55:47 AM »

I used this pattern: http://www.amazon.com/Simplicity-Sewing-Pattern-3677-Costumes/dp/B0040ZWDOW

I didn't do Doctor Who, but I did an almost identical outfit from the same general time period. You will need to do a different vest/waistcoat. The LACMA has some free historical patterns, if you're ambitious: http://www.lacma.org/art/ffpatterns.aspx

Here's what my outfit looked like, in the end (I'd suggest making the breeches much more fitted!)


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