View Full Version : Maka's Coat, Pattern help?

04-12-2011, 04:54 PM

I'm cosplaying Maka this summer, and I'm all set for everything (planning and pattern wise) except for her coat.

I was wondering if anyone had a modifiable pattern for one?

06-18-2011, 10:08 PM
I'm going to cosplay as Maka too! I've been having troubles looking for a pattern for her coat, but looking around A LOT, I thought that a simple robe pattern could work (with a tad of modifying of course). I have yet to try it out, but I hope this helps you! ^^

06-28-2011, 05:42 PM
What pattern are you using for the skirt?

06-28-2011, 10:48 PM
For my Maka coat, I used this pattern; http://sewing.patternreview.com/patterns/6972
With some modifications. It worked rather well.
But I have a lack of sewing skills so mine didn't look that good.

07-16-2011, 08:40 PM
For my Maka, I believe I used the ever-popular Matrix coat pattern: http://www.simplicity.com/p-2235-men-teen-costumes.aspx
It took some modifications, but it was a good start for fit and flare. I modified it to have a 1.5-ish inch overlap on the front, which closed early (the buttons were made out of Sculpey and I topstitched them on). I also left out the collar and modified the front to have a V neckline. After I had made the jacket, I made it fit me closer (the original pattern is men's so it was a little baggy) and added the cuffs out of white twill (basically big rectangles with a placket). For the front opening, I pretty much just drew a line from the waist diagonally outward. I ended up not lining the jacket, so I used a facing for the front edge.
I know it's not a step by step, but hopefully that will put you in the right direction!

08-19-2011, 09:06 PM
I used Vogue 1290 for my coat. http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v1290-products-3947.php?page_id=943

View C just requires changing the front panel to fall like so:
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If you use this pattern, though, I would recommend doing a mockup of the sleeves/sleeve holes. I did not, and because of the nature of the pattern cannot comfortably lift my arm above about 60 degrees. Raising the bottom of the hole (ie making the hole smaller) and fixing the sleeve should fix that problem, but I gather that it is sort of a more advanced modification.