Sewing for other people makes me nervous but I figured a tunic couldn't be too hard. Plus I was already making one for my husband so I said yes. I'm happy it's done and I'm hoping Tommy and his mom are happy with it but oh my goodness I was cursing this thing while I was making it! I redid the collar about a million times (well, six (!!) times but it felt like a million).
And the fur!! The bound fur trim was $26/metre and the yardage was $19/metre so guess which one I bought, lol? So not only did I have to try to cut through this stuff, I had to give each piece a hair cut along the seam allowance after I cut it out. There was fur everywhere! It took me a good couple of hours to vacuum my sewing room when I finished. And I'm still finding clumps that I missed (and clumps that I carried through the house on my clothes. Some even ended up in our dinner. oops!). I will never willingly make anything with fake fur again. Or I will be smart and track down some that's on a ribbon like this stuff. Jeez, I wish I'd done a bit of research first!
The main fabric is from my stash - Brussels Washer Linen blend in charcoal. Good thing I had it because I couldn't find anything locally that would be suitable for Florida weather!
Anyway, I started with Thread Theory's Finlayson sweater then extended the shoulders, made the neckline more a v-shape, lengthened it and added the shaping. Then drafted (and re-drafted and re-drafted) a new collar. So really, it's not much of a Finlayson anymore!
edited to add: Wow. I'm completely floored and devastated. The woman who asked me to make this for her son feels it's not close enough to the original for his needs. According to her it would okay for a casual party or trick or treating but not for someone who would be making YouTube videos at the "actual Disney World". She offered to pay for it if I needed her to but said she'd sell it on kijiji!!
I'm not a professional but agreed to do this as favour. She didn't give me any criteria and even asked me to source all the fabric and materials without her input. I agonized over every detail and it didn't turn out exactly as I pictured it but I thought it was pretty good. I am honestly hurt.