So I am finally getting around to posting pics of the Captain Jack coat I made for my friend's five year old.
I used the Oliva and Oliver Pea Coat pattern from Peekaboo Patterns on Etsy, and it was an absolute dream to work with. A little extension on the length plus some added details and it worked perfectly for what I wanted.
The fabric we chose was a 100% New Zealand wool coating we found for $15.90 per metre, around half the cost it would usually be; the lining was just a lining fabric in the right colour that we managed to grab for $3 a metre.
And here it is!
I am so happy with how it turned out!
And the back:
Here the back split looks like a box pleat, but it's just the inside facing showing through. It does have the traditional split up the back for walking!
And some details I was exceptionally proud of:
Belt loop on the back
Three buttons on the back cuff of each sleeve
One of the hardest bits of the entire project - welt pockets with flaps! I used the amazingly helpful BurdaStyle Tutorial for these
Centre back seam - not the most special of details, but I was so happy with my ability to get it looking straight and even!
The join between the back seam and the split - I think it ended up looking rather tidy!
And now of course the most important photo:
Isn't he the cutest little Captain Jack Harkness you've ever seen?!