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Principals of Fit Final design by Marcusstratus Principals of Fit Final design by Marcusstratus
Here's a quickly done sketch of my final project in my Principals of Fit class. I did it on tracing paper with light pencil... so don't mind it if you can't see too clearly.

Anyway, it's a hybrid between a trench coat and a cape. The cape has been attached to the neckline and shoulder seam and then to the top of the armhole. After that it goes down the back and drops vertically when it hits the waist. The coat will be double breasted with buttons running most of the length of the front. I put the chains on the cape just as an idea for keeping it closed, but I don't what I'll actually put there...

I got the idea to make this out of a book "Period costume for stage and screen" by Jean Hunnisett. The garment was a caped coat from around 1888.
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Hellmouth Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
I would really like to see this design in reality [in a photo of course]! It's very innovative and I've never quite seen anything like it. It does bring the Inverness Coat to mind.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey yeah! This is stellar :D I didn't know there was a more common name for my style of design, which is exactly like the inverness but of a full length (and a few minor adjustments). Regretably though, I cut up my test fit coat for making something else... so if I am to ever take pictures of this I'm going to have to make it again..
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Hellmouth Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Oh. I was starting to think it turned out so awesome that you turned into Gollum over it. :P
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol aww yeah... well... :/ I don't recommend trying a full length coat. Very difficult to develop the pattern and it doesn't wear very well. meh, it's a nice concept and all... I'd like to see someone else to do it because they may succeed where I went wrong.
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MapleBunnie Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've been working on some cape and cloak designs as well :) love it great combination of some older styles
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh yeah, definitely... now it's a matter of actually getting the thing to work
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MapleBunnie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh the fun part :) good luck
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
indeed. And so far it's working quite delightfully. At first I was really dissapointed by how the cape was acting on my shoulders, too tight, but once I added more width to it it's now become alot more comfortable and drapes alot better.
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MapleBunnie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm working on a cape for a competition at school, and i flat drafted the pattern I wish I had draped it :( but I think it will work out. I Really want to get my hands a on a draping manaquine ^_^
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
yeah, to get the best results easily it's good to drape things, especially capes and skirts. But that's what test fits are for and that lot
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