Inspired by the gorgeous lines of Twisted Fate's jacket on my beloved, I made him a coat of his own.
The outer fabric is a metallic mix brown fabric from my stash (love it!) lined with the striped acetate I bought on Monday from The Fabric Warehouse. Worn with linen trousers, a waistcoat from his wardrobe, a cowboy fedora, boots and a stock whip, I think it has potential!
Indiana Jones meets Beau Brummel?
The back is cut into a long, pointed tail, somewhere between a frockcoat and tails.
The back collar is from the original pattern Butterick B3648:
It's a strange pattern (leaving aside the bizarre green robe!) - the sleeve is only one piece which isn't very accurate, but the cut is good otherwise, and I didn't have to make that many changes to it - just changing the cut of the front, collar reveres and tail.
I cut the bits of pattern I used in size Medium, but had to add 15cm - 15 CM!!! to the sleeves for my beloved's endless arms.
The Details:Pattern, and outer fabric from stash, cost unknown, but would have been bought on sale!
Stripy lining: $12
Interfacing, thread, buttons and closure from stash. Binding fabric left over from previous project.
Time to make: about 5 hours.
*This name is taken from MrC's great-grandfather, Major General Sir Edward Woodward (yes, really! But no relation to the actor) and his grandmother, who was a Houghton-Brown (no E). I am Lady Mathilda H-B (w.a.E) ;-) Lady Mathilda hasn't any new things to wear, but there is enough of the metallic brown stuff to make me something nice too. Quai Hai!!