When BF and I were a new item, he was very nervous about letting me fix his clothes for him, because he was worried I was doing ‘women’s work’ for him. He preferred to pay a tailor himself. Go, feminism!
Now that I’ve pulled out the machine and finished the green dress, he’s come to me with a screen capture:
He wants me to make him Darcy’s overcoat. No: he is pining for Darcy’s overcoat. Exactly like Darcy has, but in black. He tells me he’s wanted one since the BBC series first came out ten years ago. And I know he needs a coat of some kind because I watched him shiver in his suit and shirt at a funeral last week.
What could be easier?
Has anyone made a coat before? Does anyone know where to go for tips and tricks? I’ll need to seriously alter a modern pattern, because I haven’t been able to find a repro pattern to match.
Is this ridiculously ambitious?