After my second muslin, I was feeling pretty confident that the shape was pretty close to the inspiration garment. Let's just take a look at that again.
In the end I did convert the sleeve to a two piece in a way that was truly heinous and will not be spoken of again. (No tutorials on that people. I don't want to teach you bad habits that shouldn't work.) The only other tweak made was to take in the front edge by 3/4", for a more pleasing look.
Since the search for jacket weight skull fabric came up dry, I did a bit of stash diving and decided on a lace print synthetic of some sort. At least that's what I think it is since it doesn't hold a crease that well. This mad scientist really should keep better notes on the stash since the "abby normal" brain can't remember jack. But without further ado I give you.... My Creation! Frogore throw the switch! MUHAAAAHAAAHAA!
First up a front and back collage so you can do a little compare and contrast with the original garment.
Close up on the buttons and collar. I must be standing a bit funny because the collar doesn't look even on both sides. I assure you that despite an "abby normal" brain I can balance a collar evenly. Just take this fun sized candy bar and nod your head yes.
Like the inspiration garment, the jacket is closed with self covered buttons. On the other side is one silver button to keep the overlap from flopping around.
Trying to give you a decent photo of the sleeve head but failing. How about a process sleeve head shot instead? The only thing I'm not entirely happy with is the support for the sleeve head. I bought very nice shoulder pads from Gorgeous Fabrics, but the heads could really use more support than that. What kind of support I'm not sure. Frogore should have done a little more research for me.
Here I must be really excited to show you my lining, or maybe Frogore was making funny faces at me while we took pictures. He is quite the cut up.
Finally cause I like you and Halloween's supposed to be about treats....a nice collage of my decorative seams. I'd offer you more chocolate but it seems to have gone missing.
So what did the towns people think? We'll some of them weren't too sure of my 80's linebacker shoulder line. I managed to convinced them that it's what all the fashionable mad scientists are wearing this season. The rest were immediately won over by the snazzy lace print and constructed a catwalk lit with their torches. I'm currently demonstrating my "Blue Steel" while Frogore pockets their change for the next project. Happy Halloween!