This will be a bit more of a long term project, as the pattern for the suit is a new one on me. I have been making coats for a couple of years, and have gone through several drafts and versions along the way. I have never made the suit before, so this is coming in from the ground floor.
I would not have started this project if it hadn't been for this posting on dw_cosplay:
I came to the thread a bit late, and thought I had missed out, but through the generous help of the guy that started the thread, I managed to nab a load of the Jo-Ann fabric. I am eternally grateful to him for his help - it is much appreciated. He is a top bloke!
I want to be careful with my allowance of fabric and don't want to waste any, so my plan is as follows:
- Calico test suit
To thrash out the pattern and make sure it fits, I will first make a test suit in classic cheap calico
- Fully made suit in brown moleskin
I have some left over brown moleskin fabric from an abandoned project from last year, so will make good use of it and work up a fully finished wearable suit with all details in place
- Fully made suit in Jo-Ann fabric
Once I am happy with my pattern (in calico) and the assembly / technique of making it (in moleskin) I will only then start cutting it in THE Jo-Ann fabric
I will be dovetailing this work in while making my next Tennant coat, so entries will be in fits and starts.
Like the Coat blog, I'll also touch on other suits out there; my experiences of buying/owning the suits; the making of my new Tennant suit; techniques I have picked up while working on it.
Anyway, hope you will look in and see how I am getting on.
Let me know what you think and don't be shy about giving me ideas.
So long for now.