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No, really, I swear this will be the last post. I don`t want to spam people with this, but since the reaction was so favourable and because people seeme interested, I am putting up the crap pattern pieces and sketches.

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Of tailoring, using my eye, proportions, ratio and tailor's tacks.

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Got the easy bits of the outer shell done. The vent in the centre back could be a bit higher, but am NOT going to muck up the wool and tear out the stay-stitch triangle at the top just for the extra inch.

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In which I cut the wool. And then I decided it wasn't long enough, and cut more. Which meant I had to do the interlining by hand AGAIN, but the Coat is not the Coat if it, A. Isn't Long Enough, or B. Doesn't swirl.

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Damned if I can remember where I am on this. Not much to report - am still plodding through the tester coat toile.

Got one sleeve on, the collar is attached. Still to do - the lining.

Nonetheless - looking very COATY (though the colour isn't very Sherlock.). And I tried it on, and it swishes just fine. God I am good.
No, really. For a hack who sells things at times, and never did formal tailoring or even a sewing course? Oh yeah.
I don't feel like being modest about this.

I still have issues. but this is why you make a test piece, yeah?
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I am feeling particularly cock-blocked on several fronts at the moment. Stuck on the fanfic I am writing, MtC, refusing to write anything more on Westmoreland until I get unstuck, and the damned coat toile/practice piece is giving me fits. Thank god I am not keeping it - I am giving it to Jamie.

Else I would do to it what I do to all projects which stymie - take it back and set FIRE to the fucker. Okay, well that only happened once, with that wood working project when I was trying to steam and curve wood.
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Well, not that I could ever get my mitts on the coat, though I'd love to.

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Next - details on the pattern style. The Sherlock coat is a calf-length, double-breasted affair. Six buttons on the front, 2 under the lapels. I assume this is for when you actually do the coat up fully
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So. So, I am embarking an a relatively ambitious project. Although there are cosplay places to buy The Coat, I don't want to bother because:

A. I can sew.
B. I have freakishly long arms. Nothing store bought fits them.
C. I like stupidly ambitious projects.
D. I want to try out some tailoring techniques, see if that helps the look of the coat.
E. I can SEW. So I will.

Well, where to begin? The Coat.
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