Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Draft 2 of the Tonner 17" male coat.



So here's the second version of this coat.  As you can see in the front, the front closure is a lot better, and the lapels are much improved, as is the general fit around the front top half.

I've lengthened the sleeves a little, and am toying with the idea of adjusting the shoulders a tiny bit.  I'm not sure if they really need it though.

The collar looks a bit too wide.  I widened it for this version thinking it was too narrow, but I've overdone it I think.  Either that or the lapels need to come out a bit, possibly a bit off the collar and a bit on the lapels would work.

Also, I think the top snap should be set lower.  The coat has a slightly too-feminine feel to me at the moment. 


The back is still really good, so I won't faff around with that at all.  This coat is still unfinished because I'm awaiting some doll sized black buttons which haven't arrived yet.


The fabric I chose is actually some lightweight denim.  On this scale is looks a bit like charcoal tweed, which is a really nice look for this garment.


I think I may add pockets to the next one as well. Or at least some mock-pocket flaps.    Once this pattern is perfected, I've found some cheap cashmere/viscose blend fabric, and I'll make a longer version for Phin. Who insists all his stuff is better and classier than everyone else's.


In my head anyway....

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2 comments :

  1. Well it looks fine to me.... but I'm sure what you do to refine it will make it look even better!!

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    1. Yus, I'm beginning to think I'm probably just faffing now. I get to that point where I'm looking as the slight curvature of seams and wondering if I can make it better when really it doesn't need it, sort of thing.

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