View Full Version : Coat Patterns?

Moonlit Child
07-29-2010, 10:36 AM
So, despite having no money at all to really throw into it, I'm finding myself dying to cosplay Grelle, but am having trouble with finding a pattern for his coat-- Simplicity has something that comes close but not close enough. Has anyone else had better luck?

07-29-2010, 11:51 AM
I haven't made one but McCall's, Butterick, and Vogue have a few that could work. I would stick with a pattern for a women's jacket since it technically is a female's jacket. Here are three that could work with slight modification:


07-29-2010, 01:05 PM
those patterns look good to me, it isn't like it really matters because he is never actually WEARING the jacket like, on himself, it's always hanging down...so I don' know how accurate anyone could really see it.

07-29-2010, 02:27 PM
I used what I had, which was this:


The cuffs and the folds on the skirt are post-pattern adjustments, so the pattern itself is just a nice princess-seamed coat with tailored sleeves. I lengthened it to my height, adjusted the fit, and then I drew the front essentially straight down from the curve of the collar. I actually used Madame Red's concept art as a reference - you're going to see the coat much better when it's on her, and it's worth fitting it properly for the drape of the skirt and fit across your back, and in case you ever want to use it for another costume. Grell wears the coat down off his shoulders because it's too small for him - try making it that way, and you'll get a crick in your shoulders from not being able to move your arms properly >.>

I used this pattern for the collar itself:


Again, because it was what I had, but the collar itself is not a hard one to draft if you don't have a pattern (That one is out of print now, I believe) - it's just a straight rectangle with a flare at either end.

Moonlit Child
07-29-2010, 08:44 PM
Thanks guys! Any one of those would be great. I know he rarely wears the thing as it's meant, but is vaguely historical so I want to at least attempt some degree of accuracy.