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Unread 10-07-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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Vested Tailcoat for OC character

I am working on an OC character design, and I need a pattern for a tailcoat. But it is going to be a vest as well instead of long sleeves. A trench coat that is vested would also work. If anyone knows how to modify a letters for this, or knows where to find a pattern for this, that would greatly help. Thank you.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 05:43 PM   #2
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I've thought of making a vest with tails in the past. Best thought I could give you is to find a pattern for a tailcoat (if you want it to close, you might have to modify a pattern since some tailcoats don't actually close up in the front) and make it without the sleeves. What I would do to make the sleeve holes nice is to make the outside like normal, as well as a lining, but then make a facing on the sleeve holes on both and then turn them to the inside, and then when you put the lining inside, you can do a nice topstitch around the hole. That or find some patterns about how vests are made (just read the directions on a basic vest pattern with a lining) and use that idea by stitching everything like the pattern calls for except the side seams, turn the vest right side out, stitch the side seams completely together on the outside and about an inch or so past the upper and lower seam and then handstitch the rest of the seam closed on the inside (it's easier to understand looking at pattern directions on how to do that...I'm not great at explaining things all the time...).
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Unread 10-07-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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This pattern is cheap and needs a little adjusting, but the tailcoat seems legit.

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