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Modular Jacket Concept by Marcusstratus Modular Jacket Concept by Marcusstratus
I haven't designed a new garment in a long time... not since leaving school I think. I only developed and refined the designs I've already got. This however, will probably be the first new design of mine for a while.

It's a modular jacket, so the base garment is a short vest. Then you can attach sleeves, a collar, and a skirt, or short sleeves, or puffy sleeves or a tail or pockets etc. etc. etc. Right now I'm just working on the fit of the torso, and hopefully I may have time to finish it before this next winter is over so I can actually wear it.

I'm planning on having it properly tailored to fit. The first sleeves will be constructed with a bend in the elbow and will taper to the wrist so I will need the front half of the arm to open up. The skirt I want to make for it will be double breasted to match the top half and will function the same. It will also have pleats on the sides and back.

I think I'll probably wax it as well, to handle the wet winters of the NW.
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tanch0708 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
:D
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Ooh - this is going to be awesome! Big project though!
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, and patterning it will be tedious... which is why I've hardly started...
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Argentus-23 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That Modular Jacket remember me of the coat that Vash the Stampede wear, in the excelent anime Trigun
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aye, there was probably some unconscious influence from Trigun when I designed it.
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Joverlord Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Awesome, It will look even better when it's done :D
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh yes, I'm definitely excited about this one :D Thanks!
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This sounds neat.

You have a lot of cool clothing stuff. It makes me think, 'Ooo, I wanna design some cool clothing stuff like that,' but... when I draw people, their clothing ends up as plain tee-shirts and pocketless pants, so I'd imagine I'm terrible at clothing design. ^_^" But I kind of wish I'd tried making something cool when I had a home ec class several years ago... I slightly modified a pants pattern to give slightly wider legs, and then after making them, I was afraid to wear them, thinking they might fall apart on me. I find it neat how your stuff doesn't look like it's about to come undone any minute. ^_^"
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Indeed, durability is definitely one of my points of focus. Yeah, before I went through design school, I had good ideas of what I wanted, but didn't know how to put them onto paper effectively or make patterns and actually manifest an idea.
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How much work is it to make stuff? Last night I was thinking about how annoying it is that my hands kept getting cold (starting toward winter again), and how it'd be nice if I had something like socks on my hands, but not stupid looking. And I guess the modular jacket concept was on my mind, because I started thinking about how it'd be cool if I could make fingerless gloves out of a light, sock-like material, with attachable fingers and arm extensions (and probably attachable with something like string and loops, since things like buttons, snaps, or Velcro wouldn't be the best idea). Though, for a few months now I've also thought about trying to make attachable shears/linings for some curtains (by adding snaps), but I never can figure out how to do that. Every time I go to Wal-Mart, I can't find anyone who'd tell me what kind of fabric I'd use or where it would be.
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