View Full Version : APH France Jacket Pattern

11-05-2010, 08:39 PM
Hey, so I plan on making France's military jacket. I honestly am out of ideas where to look. I don't need an exact pattern, something easier for me to alter so I can add on that capelet he wears over top of it.

Please help me out!

Reference pic: http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/4800000/France-hetalia-4800837-581-331.jpg

11-06-2010, 12:22 PM
I think you can probably just use a long coat pattern, then a poncho pattern for the top part.

But i can't help you on the exact pattern XD;; *just tried looking but can't find any with a silly google search, and is far too lazy to dig deeper* But if you dig deeper, i'm sure you can find one. I've seen them around.

11-07-2010, 03:52 PM
This pattern looks pretty close.
Except the fact that you might have to shorten it and such.

11-22-2010, 06:38 PM
Just bumping this thread, rather than making a new one. Has anyone used the above-mentioned pattern to success yet?

11-22-2010, 06:43 PM
No, but it looks good regardless XD;;

11-22-2010, 07:18 PM
Oh, it does. I'm just such a newbie, I thought I'd ask around a bit before I jumped in and started cutting. xD

11-25-2010, 09:17 PM
Butting in XD I used that pattern for my friend's France jacket XD And it looks very inaccurate, but it works. France's jacket is double-breasted, and the Sherlock Holmes jacket has a single row of buttons. I don't recommend it for someone who wants their costume to be accurate, unless you are experienced with altering patterns and can widen the front facings to be double-breasted.

Back of the jacket (with shortened pattern)
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs237.snc4/39181_1491091709501_1000248579_31409547_5575361_n. jpg

Front (bad pic but you can see how it's a single line of buttons)
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs232.snc4/38935_149047638443421_100000145574136_462194_82570 07_n.jpg

01-02-2011, 05:32 PM
I will be using that Simplicity pattern for mine that I'll start in the next week, and I'm going to be asking my Fashion Tech teacher for advice on widening the facing to make it double breasted and more accurate.

If you haven't made it yet (but I'm sort of assuming you might have since this is a month or so old) I can post whatever tips she gives me?