You read that right, ladies and gentlemen. I finished Nick's pirate coat.
Pattern: Simplicity 4923, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" men's pattern. Size: large
Fabric: Forest green cotton velveteen for the fashion fabric, brown cotton broadcloth for the lining. Interfaced where necessary with hair canvas.
Trim: Half inch upholstery braid from Fabricland in Stone, and 18 one inch silver buttons with little coats of arms on them.
I changed the pattern a bit, of course. I added functional pockets (the fake flaps BOTHERED me) and I added a lining. This is by no means the RIGHT way to add a sleeveless lining, but it's what I did.
First, I made up the body of the coat in the lining fabric so I could use it as a combination test pattern and for the actual lining itself. The pattern didn't come with a lining. I made up the facing in the fashion fabric, pinned it in place on the lining and cut off the extra lining. I then attached this to the outer body of the coat. I hand stitched the arm holes to the seam allowances of the outer coat. The lining hem I machine stitched and the fashion fabric hem I hand stitched. Woo!
Now, what the heck am I going to sew next?