Supplies list

I guess it does make sense to give an overview of the materials I’ll be using once I actually start sewing. So here we go:

  • 5.80 m of alfatex’s 100% wool tweed (see below)
  • Lining: Not decided yet, possibly this serge from or this thick one from
  • Interfacing: Thinking about using some medium weight interfacing, like this one here, to give my rather light tweed more body.
  • Front interfacing: Hair canvas
  • Volume fleece: Depending on how the fabric falls and whether or not it appears warm enough, I might use this Vlieseline fleece, as well.
  • Plaque for padding

Sources & Inspiration

I've been keeping my eyes open for some of the great sewing folk out there in the web to post about their attempts at and experience with re-making the COAT.

Only this week though I finally found jessamygriffin's lovely, adorable, simply irresistible blog on LJ which was what had me decide that I was really going to do this – and made me believe that this was not just another completely daft idea I should drop again as quickly as possible…

So I'll collect the web sources I will or might use here:

And these are my books and other non-web-based resources:

  • Der Zuschnitt für die Herrenschneiderei – System M. Müller
    Cutting in Men's Tailoring – System M. Müller

First steps taken

Well, I have no illusions about getting any serious sewing done before the summer holidays but I’ve started looking for and collecting materials.

After hours spent searching for a halfway decent fabric over the last few days I could’t believe my luck when I found this one on alfatex yesterday! I mean from what I read in different forums the original fabric has been extremely elusive so far and finding a good substitute is one of the major problems for those who tried replicating the coat!
The alfatex tweed looks a LOT like the original I think but I’ll let you know if it’s as good a match as it appears to be on the photo.

I’m slowly getting the impression that the buttons will actually turn out to be the biggest problem…

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