Two years ago my brother was looking for a Halloween costume, but couldn’t find anything to fit his giant 6’10” body. Enter my awesome sewing skills and Burda 2471.
Get it… a really tall Napoleon… Ha. The pattern is only sized for men up to 6’3″ so I had to alter ever pattern piece 7 inches longer. I added the length along the waist “lengthen here” lines. If I had used the lines for lengthening the chest Adam would have ended up looking like a flying squirrel. I made the britches, vest, jacket, and even the hat. Adam bought the boots.
Just for a size comparison, here’s what I look like wearing the jacket.
It’s a wee bit big on me. Adam was down town running a muck this Saturday in costume and I guess many people stopped him to take a picture with the giant Napoleon. It’s a very good thing Adam likes this costume. It was a pain in the $&@ to make given the intricacy of the pattern and all the alterations I had to do. I told him he has to be Napoleon for at least 2 more years before I’m ready to undertake making a new costume.
What was your Halloween costume?