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Big appleton
08-24-2010, 11:12 PM
The Red i'm talking about is not the new one for Gen III , but the old school Gen I and II
http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080415202059/nintendo/en/images/thumb/7/7b/Red_Pok%C3%A9monRB.png/180px-Red_Pok%C3%A9monRB.png

the biggest challenge, his coat. I don' want to resort to my ill-fated attempt of using spray fabric paint so decided to make the coat out of scratch. Thing is, the only expirience i have is sewing patches on clothings :D
So making a coat/shirt out of scratch is gonna be a real challenge for me, any tips/pointers before I send my finger's into a fiery hell :D

yamibakura03
08-26-2010, 09:28 AM
Well, when i had trouble back then on making jackets. What I did is I bought tape and tape one side of a jacket i had. Basically, your going to use the tape to make a sort of pattern from a pre-existing jacket. Once you had it, just cut it and then place it onto your fabric. You might want to adjust it or make sure the measurements are ok.

PuyoDa
08-26-2010, 03:58 PM
A pattern similar to this might be a good starter:
http://www.kwiksew.com/Catalog/cat_detail.cfm?pid=3792&Cat=Men&Level=Shirts&QL=MenShirts
You can probably ignore the button holes, alter the collar's shape a little, and add pockets to the front of it. For the white line at the bottom, you can line the edge with bias tape.

Big appleton
08-27-2010, 01:12 AM
@yamibakura03, i'd rather not kill of a good jacket that can still fit me, thanks for the idea though :D

@PuoDa, that's the design/pattern i'm trying to aim for, but thing is, i don't know where to start :D

PuyoDa
08-27-2010, 01:48 PM
I think getting the pattern you want to use is a good start. It should give you fabric recommendations and how much of it you'll need. Then follow the steps on it :3

Big appleton
08-31-2010, 02:07 AM
@PuyoDa. Either its my computer, or it's just the site itself, but i can neither see the recommended fabric lengths nor the steps to do it :D

PuyoDa
08-31-2010, 02:23 AM
Aah, it's because that's not a free pattern site ^^;; You'd have to buy that pattern or find a free pattern site with a similar pattern. The site has a PDF link to the fabric requirements and suggestions, but if you want the actual pattern, you'd have to buy it.

You could try going to a fabric store and seeing if they have a similar pattern (or that exact one). The people at the fabric store could probably help you buy the fabrics needed as well.

Big appleton
09-02-2010, 11:04 PM
hmmm, guess i'll try to hit the local librabry, see if they have a Sewing for Dummies on their shelf :D

thanks anyway :D

RedAsdf85
10-27-2010, 11:02 AM
This can actually be done without sewing anything [and it doesn't look that bad either].
What I did was wear a white dress coat type shirt [one with a wide collar!] and then wore a black shirt over that. The white sleeves stick out. Then, just put a Red vest over that.
If the white shirt has long sleeves like mine, just cut them back or use safety pins.