The Crossroads of the Aether
Alright, ladies and Gentlemen. I am working on an outfit that i need some advice with. The first being a coat of pirate / gothic design. Best way i can describe it.
I'm considering buying this jacket, and getting it tailored to fit better, but am wondering if it'd be cheaper to get one made from scratch to fit my broad size. As you can see from my display picture, i am not a narrow man. My gut, i'm working on but kind of needs to be factored in. As well as my height. I'm just around 6'. My wife and i attend Renaissance faires, as well as conventions, and are looking into steampunk events as a part of the Traveling Knights of the Evangard (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Traveling-Knights-of-the-Evengard...). The outfit i'm working on with minor accessory changes will be able to be used for both. Any thoughts suggestions? maybe you know someone good at seamstitchery in the Lincoln / Omaha nebraska that would be able to assist. I wouldn't mind working side by side while making it to learn how it's done. considering taking some free classes at jo-anns or craft shops to expand my skills.
Thanks! and God Bless!
That does look awesome, now if i could find a computer that had sound i will watch it again!
Thanks for the advice, I'm looking at a few tailors both in lincoln and omaha.
Try this website. They have really good stuff and I think their prices are comparable. I think this coat looks more able to switch b/ween the 2 (just my opinion). As a seamstress, not in your area, sorry, I can tell you that purchasing this much velvet or even moleskin would be approximately the same price or more. Then you would have to pay labor. Purchasing the coat, if you have the money, and considering the amount of detail, is probably the way to go. Good luck!
oh i do love that coat, my only issue with it is it may be a bit small. wouldn't mind finding someone who could make that coat tailored to my size though. I completely agree it's a lot easier to transition. even the undergarment is a lot more traditional and what i'm looking for.
You may want to ask the employees at local fabric/craft stores for the name of someone who may not be a tailor by trade but can sew costumes well. At my local Jo-Ann's they always ask 'What are you making?' when you buy fabric and they get to know who does what. Alternatively, they also have a notice board where you can put up an advertisement.
now there's a clever idea, thank you!