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Date: 7/10/13 4:46 AM

I really need a victorian frock coat pattern...but all i can find is a mens pattern. Simplicity 2895. Is it possible to alter for me (lady) to wear?

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Date: 7/10/13 9:54 AM

I don't see why not. Check out the flat pattern/finished measurements against your own for starters. Make a quick muslin to see what alterations are needed. Depending on your bust size, you will probably have to do some sort of FBA. When I was a much smaller bust(B cup), I use to wear my husband's old Army shirts.
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Date: 7/10/13 10:53 AM

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I don't see why not. Check out the flat pattern/finished measurements against your own for starters. Make a quick muslin to see what alterations are needed. Depending on your bust size, you will probably have to do some sort of FBA. When I was a much smaller bust(B cup), I use to wear my husband's old Army shirts.

I'm a 36 bust, 28 waist and 41 hip....and a F cup (UK sizes).
Wondering if I could get away with using chest size but then draping the pattern and reducing the waist at seams?

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Date: 7/10/13 6:05 PM

What about S2525?

Or S3685?

There's another one that was really popular last year. I can't seem to find it...
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Date: 7/11/13 8:24 AM

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What about S2525?



Or S3685?



There's another one that was really popular last year. I can't seem to find it...

They are both a little too constum-y for me. I want something I can wear everyday after the even I make it for.

I spotted burda 7855 now if I went for view B but without the lace 'belt'. It would get pretty close to the coat I want to copy here.

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Date: 7/11/13 4:34 PM

Hmm, then I guess the riding coats won't work either. The "frock" coat is too short (usually about the same as a long blazer) and the shadbelly (cutaway in front) may be too costumey for you also.

This Suitability pattern has both. The back look very similar, though, so maybe you could extend the fronts instead of having tails? (Not sure as I don't own the pattern).
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Date: 7/12/13 11:52 AM

This coat on ebay is what I wanted cutwise. I just can't afford that price.
Although if I use the proper material and have to order a pattern form the US then with customs charges etc. It'll add up to the same price.
I think half my problem is I am slightly undecided on what I want to do. One moment I was thinking 11th doctor who the next I wonder if 8th doctor would be easier to adapt.
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Date: 7/12/13 3:13 PM

OK, I think I have a better idea of what you want... (But that's a good looking coat, expensive, but not overpriced - I don't think I could do it for that price.)

M6800
Burda7153 - double breasted but still looks "antique" (view C looks like a feminine version of a men's frock coat.
B5824 - the collar is wrong, but the lines are like that ebay coat.

You could add some extra flare to the bottom of this Burda?
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Date: 7/12/13 4:06 PM

What about S1732? The collar is different, and the sleeves are puffed, but other than that it's just a coat.
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Date: 7/15/13 6:41 AM

I found this pattern on truly victorian. Which is what I had in mind. Vena Cava are doing it for 19.94. (but 20 for a pattern is big investment for me). Anyone used truly victorian patterns before?

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