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Topic: Classic Hatter Velvet Coat (Inspired by Syfy's Alice) [IMG HVY]  (Read 8590 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2011 12:05:14 AM »

It's beautiful! I think the creator is always the most severe critic Smiley I'm the same way with the things I make

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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2011 07:56:59 AM »

I think it's fantastic too! And I think once the weariness has passed, you'll agree with us. Smiley

Did you use a pattern?

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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2011 10:18:43 AM »

Oh this is beautiful! I love it.

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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2011 06:35:11 PM »

Thanks all! I am sure I'll grow to like it eventually. We just need a trial separation to really appreciate one another  Smiley (It might have been that I forced myself to finish it in one day because it had been sitting around so long, which included the handsewing -generally something I enjoy- of the dreaded binding/trim, which wrinkled despite my best efforts and hand-mitered inner corners on the lapel. Grr...)

Did you use a pattern?

As much as you could say that I used a pattern, it would be Simplicity 4962 (A trendy, likely out of print, costume pattern with variations that cover everything from Hale Berry's awful catwoman to Laura Croft to Miho from Sin City, all with the same long coat in various fabrics-I was drawn to the epic body of it and had to make a bright red with gold dragons brocade duster from it-which I love to bits).

As per usual (when I'm feeling too lazy to start completely from scratch), I find something with vaguely the right shaped pieces and then alter the bajeezus out of it.  In the back and side back pieces, I took up the length in the waist-hip area, ensuring that the flare at the bottom of the long coat was preserved in my short one. I also shortened the front and side front pieces. Because my brocade coat was way large (even for me who tends to run larger in the shoulders/bust than the rest of me), I knew I would have to take in the back-sideback seams for something remotely fitted. Ultimately, I think it was a good two inches at each seam at the waist (where I placed the tab) tapering/easing into the base seamline at the shoulders and flare of the skirt portion.

The cuffs and tabs were easy enough to draft up myself.

The pattern is not for a lined coat, but that's easy enough remedied.  Wink

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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2011 11:01:24 PM »

I'm super-loving those buttons! Wow, nice work, fo sho.
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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2011 11:49:36 AM »

Thanks for sharing the pattern/construction info. Smiley

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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2011 09:22:31 PM »

love this. i've been wanting that coat ever since Alice first aired on syfy. you have inspired me to try and figure it out. i'll make it one of my next projects (i have too many lined up to even count! haha) but you really did a great job. Smiley

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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2011 09:55:23 PM »

Love it!  It is gorgeous!  I would wear it all the time!!

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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2011 10:20:30 AM »

I loved this jacket in the show, and I love the one you've made. Very well done!  Smiley I wanted to make my own too, and this makes me think I should definetly make one for next winter.

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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2011 04:02:13 PM »

Wow, so beautiful! I love the choice in fabric. Great work!

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