paisley tailcoat

Men's Paisley Tailcoat

This coat was made with stash fabric and sold with the following text:

There was this wonderful paisley fabric sitting deep in a box of remnants that said it wanted to be a tailcoat. But the voice was muffled until it was opened one day. Then the voice was very clear and insistent. "Look what lovely colors and patterns I have, " it said. "Navy, gray, burgandy, green, beige. I would complement a fine man's wardrobe."

So, I pulled out a pattern and turned it into a men's double-breasted 6 button paisley tailcoat with navy satin lining and folded collar. The paisley fabric is an upholstery cotton type fabric. I also tried to add glove pockets to the tailcoat lining.

Now, of course, the dang tailcoat wants to be worn. It's never been with a man and wants to go dancing and such. What a whiner. So, if any of you good men would kindly like to take a paisley tailcoat out on dates and such, please consider purchasing it.

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Small - pattern said chest 34-36"
No guarantees that the tailcoat will talk to you.

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PEERS Dickens Fair Reunion Review

[20090104] PEERS Dickens Fair Reunion Ball was one of the most populated I've seen at the San Mateo location.  Danced some lovely dances. Drank a wine spritzer. Talked costuming with some people.  Was introduced and have already forgotten several names (drats). 
Coat and Seamstress ...

Turquoise Tailcoat

[20090103] Okay made one tailcoat from that fabric and maybe will be able to see it on a body tonight at PEERS.  Still not sure what I'm doing with the rest of the fabric, but after seeing how this turned out, I kind of want a tailcoat for myself. 
Regency Tailcoat Front

Completed: Paisley ~January 2005