Chrome and the Amazing Purpley 3-week Jacket

I decided some weeks ago to make Chrome's (Katekyo Hitman REBORN!) outfit from the Vongola ver. Italy artwork that came with chapter 261. Sourcing the material was succesful, but that's about all the good-luck that this little project had. I was originally going to make it for when we had our Durarara!! photoshoot, but that obviously didn't happen. Motivation aside, a lot of little things kept negating progress, but it's all finally almost done! Which I'm really glad for because I've gotten sick of it sitting around the house, and really need to start on other projects for future cons.

Re-working pattern pieces for the jacket. These are all my own drafted patterns, and I ended up using a prototype pattern for my Alice (Pandora Hearts) jacket which hadn't had enough flare for the character in the first draft, but would be perfect for Chrome's blazer.

Pattern, interfacing, lining and fashion fabric all cut out! It's my first time fully interfacing a garment, but it was definitely needed. The purple silk satin was way to flimsy to hold a shape on it's own, but with the interfacing, it had this really nice weight that was lovely to work with.

All good skirts have reeeeaaally long rectangles! I'm not sure why, but I severely underestimated how long the skirt would need to be, and it ended up being double this!

Not quite looking like anything wearable yet...

That's better! Sleeves and lining are attatched and sewn up, skirt was un-picked and re-gathered with extra material. It's still all sitting a bit weird because it needs to be pressed, but it's so much more finished than it was yesterday! Blazer needs to be hemmed and button+buttonholed, and the skirt just needs a zipper and a nice big fluffy bow on the back! I'm also thinking I'll need take up the bottom of the blazer so it's a bit more cropped, but I'll have to have a fitting first and then decide.


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