Advice to make this jacket?

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?
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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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I can't find any patterns that are a perfect match. You will have to do some "fiddling." These two are close
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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.
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, 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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Thank you both for the advice!!!!! It was really helpful! I will look into those patterns, Sharon. Thank you!
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