The Musketeers costumes - Athos’ Jacket 1/1
The body of Athos’ jacket is made of two front panels and two back panels with wedge-shaped flaps at the back and front (the front ones doubling as pockets; these have an extra seam running down them, they aren’t made of one piece of leather) which match those panels in width at the top. The bottom edges of these flaps are wider added up than the circumference of Athos’ hips, so they overlap a little. The waist seam is horizontal at the back, but slopes downwards from a bit below waist height at the side seams to a couple inches lower at the centre front. The right shoulder is reinforced with an extra layer of leather.
The sleeves are two-part sleeves that run down to halfway the back of Athos’ hand when the bottom edges aren’t folded back (the cuffs aren’t separate pieces sewn on). Only the top half of the sleeves are attached to the body, leaving the armpit open. On the last picture you can see a small triangular gusset added between the sleeve and the body to strengthen the place where they attach. I assume they’re also present at the back.
The edges of the collar, the bottom of the sleeve and the pocket flaps are bound with strips of leather. The wedge-shaped flaps at the bottom of the jacket are lined with more leather, and the front panels are also faced with leather at the centre front, though I’m not sure how far that continues - a bit beyond the buttons and buttonholes at least. The inside of the collar and the bottom of the sleeves are lined with linen; for the sleeves this could perhaps continue up for the whole sleeve.
The sleeves have five brass half-dome buttons and leather loops each, while the front of the jacket is closed with fourteen of the same buttons with corresponding leather-bound buttonholes. The pocket flaps have three buttons and bound buttonholes each.
I’m looking forward to making this jacket, except maybe all those buttonholes! Does anyone want me to do a post like this for the others’ jackets as well?