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Sherlock Coat: Pattern

Hello all!

So I just finished cutting out the muslin for the Sherlock coat and thought that this was a great opportunity to show you all how I did the pattern.

Pattern I think is one of the most challenging and rewarding things someone can learn. But it’s difficult, I’m not going to lie. Lots of rules and exceptions, definitely takes patience and trial and error. But the more you do it, the more everything will click on how things are supposed to be draped over the body.

Now that that is said, I will now attempt to explain my cheesy last minute hand drawn pattern of how I did the Sherlock pattern. Now, this may not pan out, that’s why we do muslin’s!! 😀

sherlock pattern

This is just a flat sketch of what to expect and where things are supposed to end up. Sometimes it’s better to try to solve the border of the puzzle before tackling the inside.

Sherlock Pattern 2

This is a brief breakdown of the front. I chose to do a 2 piece sleeve, I find that they are more comfortable to wear with outer wear. Of course there is lining to contend with and inside pockets, but that is for another day.

Sherlock Coat pattern 3

The back is the tricky part. The Sherlock Coat is famous for billowing out behind Sherlock when he runs, so you have to add a TON of fabric in there. Plus there are pleats, seams and a cinch to contend with. I have my work cut out for me. I’m going to try this way. I hid and extra seam under the pleat to add more fabric, as well as help me contend with my 45″ wide fabric that wouldn’t let me do this in one piece.

Anyways, hope this helps anyone. I’ll definately see how it goes with the fitting tomorrow! I’ll be sure to post soon!

-Thank you!

4 thoughts on “Sherlock Coat: Pattern

  1. Could you possibly mail me a copy of your pattern ?

    1. I’m so sorry! I didn’t see this until now! I will get better at this I assure you. Unfortunately the pattern I mocked up is so badly done I wouldn’t feel comfortable letting anyone else sew with it. But I’m sure that if you got the mens jacket pattern that I used and altered that to fit your needs that it would turn out just great! If you have any questions please feel free to ask!

  2. Any progress on your coat? I’m in the middle of researching my own coat/sewing pattern and fabric pattern. Have you finalize the 2 piece sleeve? There are many vintage sewing pattern using a single piece design.

    1. Hello 🙂 You van see the finished jacket here. I hope that helps! The sleeves were definitely tricky, however once I set them in the hard part was over. I believe the pattern piece I used was a two piece, I do wish I could have found one with just the single though. I’ll have to look at the vintage patterns more thoroughly 🙂 Thank you for your comment!

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