I mean lining the jacket :) That way if, say, during a photo shoot, your jacket opens partially because of wind? It still looks like the inside of a jacket, rather than unfinished seams. You know how a jacket has an inner layer? That’s what I mean :)
Same goes for the inside of the coat; see how it’s lined with the paisley? (image below) (You can see it better on my left side) That way if it opens; it looks like a real coat, instead of just the inside of the main fabric (which may have an uncompleted look).
With a liner, you’re essentially making a second jacket; using the same cut-out patterns and sewing it to the inside of the coat. Kind of like an in-side-out coat. Yes? All of my cosplays have lining. You’ll see it in patterns bought at JoAnne’s (etc) that it calls for a lining - this is what they’re talking about.
Hope that helps! :)
*majestically butt waggles in your direction*
Hello! Wonderful! James Kidd was one of my favorite costumes and I had a lot of fun wearing them. So! I’m all about patterns. I’ll modify patterns to hell and back until I get my end result. The jacket is a modified Burda pattern - 8289 (If I remember correctly); and the vest is a slightly modified vest pattern (I added the points on the end). The shirt is a renaissance shirt that I added flaps to and the pants are a sweatshirt pattern. Fabric is key! As well as lining - line everything to give it an authentic thickness and filler. The leather/pleather connections are difficult, but with time and patience, it can be done. Message me if you need more help!!