The first look at the new Captain Marvel recently dropped and with New York Comic Con sweeping in this weekend, it seemed the perfect time to celebrate her absolutely marvelous comic look. This pattern is designed for stretch fabrics, so I opted for some of Mood’s super shiny performance spandex. Paired with our free Lotus Legging pattern, this look screams classic superhero. Personally though, I can’t wait to try this jacket pattern with some faux leather for a casual, nerd chic look for fall.
Fabric & materials used:
- 2 yards Lolite Metallic Performance Spandex
- 1 yard Dorado Metallic Performance Spandex
- 1 yard Ruby Metallic Performance Spandex
- Black Separating Plastic Molded Zipper
- 1/4″ Natural Drawcord
- 1/2 yard Black Single Sided Fusble Interfacing
- 2.5 yards Red Satin-Faced Polyester Crepe
- MDF080 – The Galatea Cosplay Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
The Galatea Cosplay – Free Captain Marvel Sewing Pattern
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
To start, attach your side front yoke to your center front yoke, like you see above. This fabric doesn’t fray so you can do simple seams with a zig-zag stitch, go fro French seams, or use a serger. Your choice! I do recommend a ballpoint needle.
Next, you’ll want to attach your upper and lower front stripes. As you can see above, I’ve added some piping between the two stripes. This can be done with pre-made piping or you can make your own with an invisible zipper foot and some drawcord, like in the image below.
Add your front stripes below your front yokes. Attach the upper side and upper center panels along the princess seam and then add them below your front stripes. Repeat with your lower side and lower center pieces, but add some gold piping in between when attaching to your upper panels, like you see below.
Follow the same steps to build the back of your jacket, and connect the two sides at the center back seam. Luckily the back yoke is all one piece, so that’s one step less than the front! Once the back is all completed, attach your front panels at the shoulders and sides.
Next, interfacing one of your collar pieces to give it a bit of stability. Sew the two collar panels together along the top edge, like you can see in the right image above, with the fabric faces together.
Attach the interfaced layer of your collar along the neckline of the jacket, like you see above. Starting at the top of your collar, add your separating zipper to the center front of your jacket. Fold the collar lining over the inside of the zipper, tuck in your raw edges, and slip-stitch around the inside of the collar.
Up next: sleeves! The piping for these is just slightly different. It comes to a point, so you’re better off cutting your cord in two and making a single piping sleeve for both pieces, like in the photo above.
Sew the piping between your sleeve chevrons one side at a time, like above, clipping your seam allowance in between seams to avoid any fabric pulling or gaping. Once your chevrons are done, they can be added between your upper and middle sleeve panels.
Add one more set of piping while attaching your lower sleeves, and your jacket should be taking shape! Double fold the jacket and sleeve hems, secure with a zig-zag stitch, and you’re ready to fight aliens in style!
The sash was created with a 90″x30″ rectangle of fabric. All it needs is a simple rolled hem!