So, never having made a jacket in my entire life - of course I said yes!
As it turned out, it was a challenge and a half. I think there were about 16 pieces to the pattern, which made for some interesting times LOL!
But I made it.
When the tailcoat was tried on it fit beautifully but the front of the coat met in the middle rather than there being an overlap for buttonholes. So I added a velcro overlap
Here is the front of the tailcoat with the velcro in place.
I added the buttons for decoration.
The tailcoat was made in two distinct sections - the top half and the bottom peplum and tail.
When I initially made it I was sure I'd followed the pattern but it didn't look quite right. After much humming and harring I realised that I had managed to sew the flap of the tail on the wrong way round! I'm convinced that not many people would have noticed - but I would have known LOL!
So I unpicked it all and put it on the right way round.
There's no point in having a tail if you can't flap it, is there?!
More importantly, so was the dancer who got to wear it :)