So as the title said I want to make a trenchcoat for a seifer cosplay, the issue is that I:
a) don't remember how to make patterns, I haven't sewn anything in the last 7 or 8 years
b) I don't know what materials to use, the qualities I need are that it's a somewhat heavy and flexible material that will drape down like the coat should, preferably a somewhat rough material as well
Then of course the lining, I don't know exactly what material is suitable for the lining.
Or, to rephrase that in the form of a question.
How do I make patterns and what material(s) is suitable for this project given the aforementioned list of materials?
As far as I can tell the lining of the vest ends at waist height, how would I manage to pull that off without ugly seams on the back?
What about that collar, how would I pull that off?
For the cross I'm thinking cloth paint, that ought to work, right?
Anyway, the trenchoat is the main issue I have, the pants are pretty straightforward as they seem to be made out of black denim and the design is fairly simple
The vest is another problem though, I don't know what materials it could me made of but making a pattern for it shouldn't be too hard
I don't know where to get or how I would make the necklace but that's a minor issue, most people wouldn't notice if it was missing (and it looks simple enough to make, but there's no point in making it if I can't figure out the rest of this character)
Oh and on another note, I'm already making hyperion (his gunblade)
I found /showthread.php?t=126287 but it really didn't help
Anyway, some reference images for what I'm going for:
How do I make a pattern for a trenchcoat that looks like Seifers (collar and all) with lining that ends at waist height all without any ugly seems on the back, then I would quite enjoy some help on how to make the vest and what materials would be suitable.
P.S Oh and lastly, this is kinda urgent so any help, no matter how miniscule, is appreciated
P.P.S I would prefer not to buy
the pattern as I'm trying to keep the budget as low as possible (hey now, not everyone can afford fancy things, I have to work within my financial limits)
P.P.P.S Please keep the terminology to a minimum, I am not in any way familiar with sewing terminology.