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Unread 09-06-2017, 05:08 PM   #1
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Mixing Patterns

I'm working on a Genderbent Tuxedo Mask cosplay, and unsurprisingly my biggest challenge with this cosplay has been the tailcoat. I want to stick as close to the original design as I can but have it better fitted for a woman's body, and I can't seem to find a pattern that's exactly what I want. I'm at the point where I feel like mixing patterns will be my best option, but I've never done it before and so t know how to approach it. I'll link the patterns I'm considering to blend, but would love any sort of advice regarding this project.

https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7641
https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7616
https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6818
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Unread 09-07-2017, 08:34 AM   #2
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Without the character reference I can't help you with the patterns.
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Unread 09-07-2017, 07:32 PM   #3
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There is actually a magnificent Joker (licensed) tailcoat pattern from Simplicity right now. Start there.

Alternately, there is a women's tuxedo pattern from Burda...but Burda patterns are EXPERT ONLY.

"Better fitted to a woman's body" doesn't mean much. It needs to be fit to YOU, not to a generic idea of a female. If you're curvy and hourglass-shaped and/or are wearing a corset or other shaping garments to bump up your curves, the tailcoat jacket will have to be fit to those curves. This may mean fooling around with the shaping darts front and back, as well as the side seams (if there are any), but that's far, far easier than adding shaping darts and seams to a men's pattern meant to fit a man's boxy shape. Using a men's pattern like the Joker pattern isn't impossible, you just have to be aware of where you're tweaking seams to fit your body better.
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Unread 09-10-2017, 09:21 PM   #4
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While we're on the subject of McCall's, there's also this: https://cosplay.mccall.com/papillon-...p?page_id=5923
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