Now she’s busily perfecting her rather amazing steam powered blunderbuss [see above], so I’m just going to get going…
Her character [Harriet ‘just call me Harry’ Palms] is a werewolf adventuress, and my bosom companion. Ahem. She does all the fighting, apart from anything I can deal with using hatpins and a firm stare.
She already has the ‘Gary Oldman as Dracula’ glasses, and a beautiful top hat that we acquired at the rag market. She wants trousers and a waistcoat and shirt. I have convinced her to let me make a suitably lady-style shirt, as the resulting cross-dressing look will be more fun. She agrees. Phew.
Trousers will be inspired by images like this
But will be made in some ‘black watch’ stretch fabric I snagged at the rag market a few weeks ago. I’ll probably use the Donna Karan leggings pattern which fits her very nicely, and just flare the legs out wide enough to cover her boots, and add an underfoot stirrup.
The shirt will be made from one of the ones which fits her nicely, probably Kwiksew 2849, but leaving off the collar, lengthening the collar band, and completely changing the sleeves.
I have an old 1980s Gunne Saxe pattern lurking in a box, which although very dated now, has fabulous sleeves.
That was me dashing off to rummage. Found it! Ahem. In a shameful condition, it actually has wormholes in it. *shame*
It’s Simplicity 5607
Just look at those lovely sleeves! I’ve frankenpatterned them into other items several times, the shape is very beaustiful, and not as pouffy as you might think.
Wife has just been tissue fitted, and approves.
The waistcoat order has gone through several changes already, and is currently resting on this beauty:
oooooooh nice. But…how? Suggestions from experienced pattern hackers please!