Advice to make this jacket?

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I want to make this costume for the Harry Potter Deathly Hallows part 1
movie premiere. To those familiar with the series, I will be dressing up
as Nymphadora Tonks.

I want make this jacket as exact as possible. Any tips on how to make it?

front view:
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back view:
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Re: Advice to make this jacket?
For a beginning, study the details that make the coat 'Nymphadora'.  I can't
tell exactly by the pictures but the collar seems to be made of something
soft rather than the silky taffeta of the rest of the coat.  Could it be
some sort of fur or knit maybe?  I see that the sleeves are flared, seem to
have some sort of shirring/drawstring ties up the outside center, silver
buttons on the inside at the cuff.  I see sort of detached pouch pockets
with silver 'O' rings and lots of buttons for fastening the front.  The
angle of the hem is rather crazy but possible.
    Is this costume for a one-time just for fun? or would you be wanting to
wear it several times for other events?  Polly


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Re: Advice to make this jacket?
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I can't find any patterns that are a perfect match.  You will have to do
some "fiddling."  These two are close
http://www.simplicity.com/p-5402-mens-costumes.aspx
http://www.simplicity.com/p-1970-costumes.aspx

Look at the front/back view.  Obviously, on either one you will have to
change the back to get the asymmetrical hem.  And you will have to figure
out your placement on the studs.  The basic shape is right though.  I like
the shape of 3677 (the woman's costume) better for the jacket. But I
included the other because it has a collar.  It's double breasted and the
jacket you are after isn't. So that would take some small reconfiguring.
It's all up to how much drafting you want to do.  Also you will have to
change the pockets to bellows pockets.

Here's pretty good instructions on the pocket.
http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/cargo-pockets
Only, you will want to reverse it so the box of the pleat is on the outside.
Do the same thing for the flap of the pocket.

You might look at some of the other costume patterns and see if you can find
anything closer. I knew it was pretty close in shape to the pirate
costumes, so I used that as a jumping off point.  

Good luck!

Sharon
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Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.

Re: Advice to make this jacket?
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Thank you both for the advice!!!!! It was really helpful! I will look into
those patterns, Sharon. Thank you!


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