This is so wonderful and just what I needed. I sew without patterns too, but I always check to see what the pattern should look like so I know how to cut textile. I don't really understand this piece for sleeves, so I guess I'll just make regular sleeves instead. Thank you very much. :3
This was the first pattern I drew so it might be a little weird The reason for the arms is the following: the sewing is on both sides of the arms, not just on the bottom, so I can spare some material, and the wrist-curve is also done so that I dont lose any textile: the bottom one 'fits' into the top one when layed out. Oh I am even worse describing it than drawing it
This was the first ever pattern I made. I never use patterns for sewing - I make a mock-up version (real size) from tracing paper, try it on, modify as necessary and just start sewing.
I only made this because some people here on deviantart asked for it. I made a quick sketch by hand and scanned-colored it. Since it was well received, I decided to go on with this tradidion and try to post patterns.
I made these in AutoCAD (well, I am an architect not a fashion designer, what else to except? ), so those are real sizes that you could print. I could even make a file (like a .pdf or something) 1:1 scale.
However this old one (my coat) was not, its just a sketch so I would not print it - it is not accurate enough. I was not planning on re-doing this, because I have some new stuff and I rather spend time on new
*After looking at it for a while trying to figure out how to make the hood detachable*
...Wait, is the hood like a mantle-type thing, where it's a whole separate layer? That would make a lot more sense than what I was thinking. If so, that is ingenious and completely solves my "hood or no hood" problems I have with coats...
This is absolutely gorgeous, and it looks fantastic made in wool! I really must make one, but I have no wool laying around... Perhaps a synthetic will work...
Ooh, that *is* super-pretty! Although I think yours looks a little more practical/easier to move in. But ah ha ha yeah, $800 is kind of expensive. Though after making stuff to sell, and also doing as much of the fabric making/dyeing process as I can, I can see why really nice things are expensive!
Dang, I really need some wool. The wool at my local Jo-Ann store sucks >.< I'll be ordering some nice wool online when I can. In the meantime, I may make this out of a different fabric, both as a mock-up and as a lighter jacket whilst I wait for my things to sell so I can have a wool one
I really think that coat is worth that money, its just that I dont have that much However I love browsing armstreet, they have great stuff, very inspirative. This is my new love, I just have to figure out a character that would wear this: armstreet.com/store/clothes/dr…
I guess I am lucky here in Hungary: there is a great textile store, right across the street where I live, and they sell this wool material for 3.000 HUF (about 15$) per meter. I already bought some black ones for another coat, but that will be a proper winter coat not fantasy stlye .
Oh, that coat is totally worth it! But dang that's a lot of money, and I'd be so afraid of getting it dirty!
And OHMYGOODNESS that dress is amazing. I really, really love that!
Haha yes, I do hear that over in your corner of the world wool fabric is much easier to come by I went to my fabric store three towns away, and their wool fabric is something like $30/yd, only 3 colours, and not very good quality fabric >.<
Ooh, I can't wait to see your new coat
I think I'm going to start work on a winter cloak soon, I hardly wear coats but I love shawls, blankets, and my BF's cloak (but it is way, WAY too big for me, LOL).
I use tracing paper - I hand-draw the pieces on a roll of tracing paper (being an architect, I always have lots of those at home, but it is reallly cheap compared to any textile). If I make it for someone else, I usually ask for their T-shirt or sweather to get the size of the shoulder, arms, etc. For myself its easy, I already know how big pieces I need. Then I use needles to put together a paper-prototype. Its hard to wear (the paper doesnt fold very well), but really easy to re-adjust with a scissor, and moving around the needles as necessary. Then I put the tracing paper pieces on the textile. After that I usually just throw away the paper pattern, because they are never perfect (i dont bother with length, or nice cut edges or anything).