On both men and women, tailcoats look awesome. I don’t know what it is, but I love tailcoats and it seriously disappoints me that I don’t yet have one for myself as part of my Steampunk wardrobe. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way for long.
I’ve found a very nice, FREE sewing pattern and instructions for a tailcoat designed specifically for women, and it’s gorgeous!
With the proper modifications, I see Steampunk written all over this thing. And of course, the nice thing about making a tailcoat yourself is that you can make it uniquely your own. Want to reshape the tails or sleeves, or add a corset ribbon design in the back? That’s no problem when you make your tailcoat on your own.
And heck, the pattern is free and comes in sizes Small through Extra Large, so you are likely to find a version of this coat that would suit you perfectly.
And, if tailcoats don’t fall into your preferred Steampunk look, you’ll be happy to know that there are a few other patterns on Modern Sewing Patterns that might interest you. They are all free, so you have nothing to lose by checking it out! Perhaps you’ll find something you can use as the basis for a new Steampunk project.
And, as an important side note, I’ve returned safely from my trip up to Steamcon. I had a great time exploring Seattle and attending the con. Thank you to each and every person who enriched my experience by your presence. I met so many wonderful people, and you guys all rock. You can expect a full review of Steamcon later this week after I’ve snagged some sleep.