Tom Hiddleston & Ben Whishaw; 19th Century AU [2/?]
“That is easy for you to say, is it not? You are married to Mrs Atwell. Whenever people start talking, babbling about us — I cannot afford it. Whereas you, my dear, you have got a warm bed to come home to. A woman between the sheets. Whatever gibberish may have been said about you is instantly silenced.”
“Was not my marriage something you prescribed on my account? Then perhaps you should get one too.”
“What woman would have me, when I am clearly not interested in anyone but yourself?”
“Why not pretend? These are efforts we must be prepared to make. I am sorry.”
“How would you want me to pretend? To deny? How, when you are breathing the same air as myself?”
“…I know. Do you understand that, now?”
Some people wondered about the pattern. I didn’t really have one, I sketched it and drew directly on test fabric and draped it from there. These are some progress pics, from original, to ugly insides, to final product. The original Tumblr post about The Coat is this one here, So, I needed a coat…
The rest of the pattern pieces and notes are on my LiveJournal - A Study in Coat - Pattern Sketches and Notes, for all those interested. Not for the faint hearted - some experience adjusting and drafting would be helpful, or just go at it with a test piece first in cheap fabric. You can see all previous posts on the topic by using the tag ‘How to Make’ on my LJ.
I’ve made a Sherlock doll! He’s very small, about the size of a ballpoint pen. This took forever, mostly because I insisted on hemming every edge of his little coat and embroidering his face.
John doll is forthcoming… He’ll take longer because I have every intention of knitting him a tiny sweater.