I did! Forgot to take pictures. I'll get them up soon. I also noticed a new tear on the back of the jacket I need to add.Looks great! I have the correct jacket and did this costume a while ago but your research and details are amazing. Definitely inspiration if I try it again.
Edit: PS also did you end up shortening the sleeves on your jacket? I need to do that on mine at some point too.
I just ordered some white military name tape, dyed it with coffee, and cut a stencil out of card stock.Boss, how are you planning on tackling his name patch? I can't tell if it's a piece of canvas sewn to the jacket or what. I did snag some stencils that appear to be the correct size, but the "Q" is the wrong shape so I might have to just do that letter by hand.
Keep us posted.Hello guys, I'm a cap maker from Romania and just read this thread. I'm considering making a batch of Quint hats, that in my mind should be closer to the original than the ones posted in this thread. I was especially annoyed by the side-by-side picture in the Heddels article, with Quint on the left and the author of the article on the right, wearing a navy sample of the Knickerbocker Quint hat, saying that "the shape was just dead on". The shape was not at all dead on, in fact it was way off. I have the skills and the machinery to make it happen, what I don't yet have is the right fabric. But once I have it, I'll start working on the cap.
Wish me luck.
I've finished the first try and also made a better version. Second try has the middle bit 1 cm narrower, the brim is 3 mm longer and the two rows of stitches on the brim are placed differently. The first try turned out to be a little too wide so I've added elastic in the back in order to fit my head. The second try is fitted on my head (57.5 cm). Thinking about future production, I know the original cap is fitted, but production wise it would be easier to make them with elastic in the back, so that a cap can accommodate two sizes (1 cm difference in between them).
Please help me decide what's best: If you had a choice between an elastic version, which would be a little bit cheaper and a fitted version which would be a little more expensive, which one would you choose? (considering they would be both cheaper than what's on the market right now).