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Unread 02-22-2015, 07:01 PM   #1
SweeneyTodd
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Jack Sparrow Costume

So, I've been posting on this forum for a while and some of you may know that for the longest time I couldn't make anything for myself and I was completely dependent on commissions. I am happy to say now that I actually figured out how to sew (sorta). I just started sewing within the past year and really only started being super serious about it this past semester (basically within the few weeks before Anime Milwaukee lol).

So I have tons to learn still, but I am pretty happy with how my Jack Sparrow stuff ended up turning out given my lack of experience. You can see photos below. I made a shirt, vest, and coat. The coat was the most time consuming, but in general a lot of Jack Sparrow's stuff required a lot of hand finishing. I ended up attempting to do mini cartridge pleats on the shirt since that's what they look like on the screen used shirt, making button holes on the vest by hand, making eyelets on the back ties, hand stitching around collar and cuffs of shirt, prick-stitching around all edges on the coat, added embroidery to all the button hole trim (all 40-some button holes, I always count a different amount each time :P ) and making swing tacks on the pleats of my coat (yet another detail included on the screen used costume). Additionally I did tiny zig zag stitching to finish some edges on the shirt so that they wouldn't just be raw edges, and did functional pockets on the vest because I definitely need a place to store my wallet and such.

So yea. Just let me know what you guys think and I guess just be gentle cuz I just started doing this.

Coat. Front and back. It looks like there are buttons missing down the front because there are... that problem was later fixed since taking this pic lol


Freakin' pleating on this coat. Ugh. There wasn't enough material for the screen accurate 5 pleats, so I only have 4 on each side on my coat


Vest (left obviously mine, right is the SU vest)




Detailed progress photos can be found Here on my Photobucket page
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Unread 02-22-2015, 07:12 PM   #2
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You can see the swing tacks and prick stitching on coat below. I think technically the swing tacks should only be on the inside of the coat, however on the screen used coat, from the pics I've gotten, they are on the outside :P go figure.



Also a note about the coat: It was two costume coats put together. So I basically completely disassembled 2 of the FunCostumes pirate coats, used the material from one to create the pleating and add the collar to the coat, and then added a new lining, re-assembled, etc.
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Unread 01-06-2017, 02:33 PM   #3
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Wow!

I know this post is a little hold now... but VERY impressive work! You should be incredibly proud of your work.

I actually discovered your thread because I'm searching for a way to improve the buttonhole trim on my frock coat. Can you offer some detail about how you accomplished yours? You mentioned embroidery in your original posting, but it looks almost as though it's hand chain-stitched.

Have you done any distressing/weathering on your costume yet?
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