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 folhoffer.eu or this thick one from tolkostoffe.de
- 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
So, this’ll be the one I’m going to use. I’ve had the good luck to get the last 6 m… But they’ll probably re-stock when autumn/winter fabric will be in more demand again, or that’s what the woman on the phone said.
So, what do you think?
And this is a close-up of the original:
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
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…
So, it’s decided now. I WILL have THE COAT. In capital letters. AKA The Belstaff Milford, or the ‘Sherlock Coat’.
If you don’t know which one I’m talking about… You’re probably wrong here, actually 😉
We’re talking this one: