Here we are! Part two of Clara’s Toy Soldier Costume remake. The original costume is worn by Mackenzie Foy in “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”.
Here we go! Let’s go into the world of the four secret realms.
• Clara’s Velvet Jacket •
First came the draft. This is a draft that turned out perfectly. Literally, it was a perfect fit, the first time. I drafted the pattern without hardly measuring. It was one of those lazy moments.
Starting with a base sloper pattern, I adjusted the basic seams of the base pattern into princess seams.
Since the movie is based in the Victorian era, I create the outfit to be worn with a corset. Also, I believe Mackenzie Foy wore corsets throughout the entirety of the movie.
I created this Victorian era corset base on a pattern found in a book. I hope to create ready-to-ship corsets (and other undergarments) in the near future. If you’re interested, contact me at email@example.com
For practicality, I decided to interline the jacket with the same red wool as the skirt. You know, in case you want to wear this outfit during a frigid December night! The outer fabric is a lush forest green velveteen.
On the inside, the seams are bound with bias cut silk dupioni. Here’s a quick photo tutorial:
Once all the seams were finished, I bound the bottom edge of the jacket to finish up the tidying!
This trim turned out to be the absolute perfect match to the original.
All of this trim is hand-sewn with metallic embroidery thread.
Along the whole process of making this outfit, I felt the Christmas Spirit! It was late October/early November, but I didn’t care. Christmas is so very wonderful, why not have more of it!
Time to make the collar! In order to make a sturdy upstanding collar, I used several layers of fabric.
All sewn in!
Scored these shiny gold on eBay for an amazing price!
In case you can’t tell, I was having way to much fun with my camera! The camera picked up the shiny trim and buttons
Placing the hooks and eyes!
• Making the Epaulette •
Thanks for looking and learning with me! ~ Bella Mae
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I love the way this turned out. You did a great job! And I will have to quote you on “Christmas is so very wonderful, why not have more of if.” I feel the exact same way.
Merry Christmas and happy sewing!
Ah, thanks! <3
I definitely love Christmas; Merry Christmas to you too!