Those of you who follow what happens with Freesewing know that Joost published a pattern for the coat Benedict Cumberbatch wears in the BBC adaptation of Sherlock. Cosplayers and coat-lovers rejoice! Those of you who have followed me for a while know I've been thinking about making my own Sherlock coat for AGES. I actually got to the point of adapting a Burda pattern, cutting everything out and starting to tailor the front, but then it got put aside (warm weather) and I lost so much weight the coat was going to be too big on me anyway, so that project got ditched.

*my dream*
 (Just a heads up: this is going to be a lot of talking and some really shitty pictures, no big fancy coat reveal! Yet.)

So, I'm not sure exactly how we started talking about it, but Joost and I decided to combine our skills to make a pattern for that coat. And because we both... [read more]