Caitlin's Costume Closet
Will Turner
This one came mostly from a commercial pattern, McCall's 2258. I can't find a link to it online, but it's your generic Revolutionary-War-type pattern.


The shirt is made of the heavier cotton gauze from Dharma Trading. It's yummy and comfy and drapey and wonderful. The only alteration I made to the pattern was to make the sleeves smaller around, not quite so billowy.


I made the lining and back of the vest from unbleached muslin, and the front from a loose-weave brown wool that had been sitting in a box in my grandmother's attic for many years. It would have been the perfect fabric for a Jedi cloak, had there been a few more yards of it. I didn't want to make myself crazy looking for the fabric that's in the actual vest, since this costume was never intended to be 100% accurate, so I just used what I had lying around in my costume closet. Again, I altered the pattern only slightly, to lengthen the vest, square off the edges, and reshape the welts.


The pants are pretty much straight from the pattern, except I took out the darts at the waist. The pants are made from a different piece of brown wool from my grandmother's attic (this one with a number of moth-holes, so I had to lay my pattern pieces carefully!) and flatlined with brown lining fabric from Joann. There is elastic at the back of both the waist and the knee, but again, it's not intended to be accurate.

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My friend came up with the sword and stockings himself. The shoes are his regular dress shoes. He got the belt from my fiance. And yes, the hair is his own.

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