Created by: circuspeanut
Project

Halloween costume from Hamilton Musical

This is a Halloween costume I made my daughter. She was Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette (google it). I really winged the patternmaking as I went along. I used the sloper I had for her graduation dress and simply drafted it from there. I had to do three muslin mock-ups. It's double-breasted with tails, fully lined. I used a lot of the classic techniques Stephani Lincecum teaches in her classic blazer class, including using horsehair, some pad stitching, shoulder pad insertion. All extremely helpful. All the trim is hand sewn. I used upholstery trims. The white shirt is a faux ruffle attached by free sewing onto a tee shirt. I am thrilled with the result - it fit perfectly. I'm equally thrilled my daughter felt amazing in it and didn't want to take it off.

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circuspeanut made Halloween costume from Hamilton Musical with:

Classic Tailoring: The Blazer

Online Class

Classic Tailoring: The Blazer

with Steffani Lincecum

Project Description

This is a Halloween costume I made my daughter. She was Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette (google it). I really winged the patternmaking as I went along. I used the sloper I had for her graduation dress and simply drafted it from there. I had to do three muslin mock-ups. It's double-breasted with tails, fully lined. I used a lot of the classic techniques Stephani Lincecum teaches in her classic blazer class, including using horsehair, some pad stitching, shoulder pad insertion. All extremely helpful. All the trim is hand sewn. I used upholstery trims. The white shirt is a faux ruffle attached by free sewing onto a tee shirt. I am thrilled with the result - it fit perfectly. I'm equally thrilled my daughter felt amazing in it and didn't want to take it off.

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Skill Level

Intermediate