Red (for Valentine’s day) Peacekeeper Part 1

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Edit note: I am publishing my drafts. Enjoy this one from 2014. I do not know where the images are for this post, which is why I kept delaying publishing.

The Facts

Fabric: stash fabric that I had on hand

Pattern: McCall’s M4745

Year: 2004

Notions: interfacing, thread

Time to complete: about 16 for this test

First worn: to try on and check for fit

Wear again? I doubt so, but I may be able to modify it to something that can be worn?

Total Cost:  Less than $10. I think that the fabric was either purchased on clearance or I was able to get it from my Mom during one of her fabric purging sprees. The interfacing was left over from a previous project.

I am super in love with all things steampunk and we have been watching Farscape on Netflix. It is only natural that as a result, Mr. Uncommon Geek has requested that I make him a Steampunk Peacekeeper outfit for use at local steampunk events as well as various conventions and possible photo opportunities.

The first step is to find the appropriate pattern. I’m not sure that it is possible to purchase a pattern of this particular cosplay item so I am using what I have available.

This McCall’s pattern is the closest that I have to the Peacekeeper vest. I need to modify the sleeves and the front panels. I also have to take away the bottom part and extend the length of the top by about 3 inches. If all goes well, Part 2 should look more like the final product and with any luck Part 3 will look and fit like the Peacekeeper vest that he is looking for.

Happy Sewing!

 

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