As for that German wool, they should send you a sample tell them you may make a large order, perhaps.
If you're ordering the wool from overseas and find a weave that matches this coat exactly, I'm in for some yardage. I will have this coat
Any thoughts? The texture seems similar, though I'd love a close-up shot of the fabric with reference to the pattern size (i.e. a coin on the fabric)
grau Wollstoff schweres Woll-Tuch für Sakko u Mantel Meterware | eBay
The maker's shop is this one, though you'll need Translate if you are like myself.
E-bay cloth name listing is grau wolstoff.
That looks very close! Any other experts want to weigh in?
It would be nice to get a sense of its weight though.
It looks pretty heavy, but it's hard to say without something like a coin. It looks a bit looser weave than the original, though. Lots of stray fibers and the houndstooth (if that is houndstooth) isn't very clear.
@jessamygriffin, after seeing your work, i must say that i'm absolutely gobsmackked! it's so professional and well thought out, i was actually staring at my computer screen for quite a while with a wide open mouth! i know you said you weren't really looking into selling...but as you're debating whether or not to make one, would it be ever so cheeky of me to ask you to PM me with what you'd like to charge for one of your gorgeous coats in an ideal world, if you were selling an' all? please don't think i'm pestering you, and you may of course tell me to get lost if i'm being to forward about it, but your coat's just too good not to at least ask
Celestial Toy Maker told me he knows where to get the original material and he plans to use it in his version. He also said he is not thought well of by some on this Forum. If you have a good rapport with him, perhaps he'll pass on the info.
I began working on a replica of the coat for myself and I'm pretty happy with the pattern I have but I would like to seize this oportunity to accurize it
I used your photos and a still and quickly drew in the measurements I would like to know:
Thanks in advance
PM me an email address and I will send you a word doc with details.
hey guys i've been watching series 2 recently, and have noticed that the coat looks quite a bit darker than in series 1. i know that on screen they're subject to professional lighting, and then the films are edited which means the colour can change...but i think the coat looks a lot less grey and a lot more black in series 2. thoughts, guys?
Looks a tad darker but still grey.
hmmm. maybe it's just edited in post production to underline and draw in the darker tone of the second series.
Okay, so I've got a friend who is sewing a custom coat for me and I need to acquire my own materials.
Granted, the original "technical fabric" is stupidly expensive, but surely there's a substitute that mimics the same fabric pattern. What is that pattern? Does anyone know what it is called? It isn't houndstooth.
out of intrest @RayR, is it the linen or wool version that's closer to the original?
Hey. I'm wanting to make a Sherlock coat too and I'm being very precise about it. Since I live in the United States and having someone actually measure the dimensions based on those photos you submitted for Ray, is it possible for you send me a Word document of those measurments too!!!
Thank you so much!!!!
Thank you so much!!!!
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