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Edward Elric Coat Pg1 by NekoNariko Edward Elric Coat Pg1 by NekoNariko
These are the translated files that JanChan [link] (I think that's the link, her site is down again) posted. I don't know japanese, so I got my friend of a friend [link] to translate them for me. She did a *beautiful* job!

Page 2: [link]

This is how I made my Ed Coat, with some modifications. I fully lined the hood with the coat fabric, so it would be the same inside and outside. I used a placket instead of extra seam allowance to create the slit in back so I didn't have a seam running down the middle of my back. I also lined the sleeves and added pockets. For me, I used these measurements almost exactly. I did have to take the sleeves in by 4 inches, but I am very much so ed-sized, as you can see from my cosplay photos, so this isn't all that surprising. I'll try and post some photos of the differences between my and the described coat, but hopefully any future ed cosplayers will have an easier time making their jackets now!
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FictionWriter121 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
how would you go about washing it?
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
Depends on the fabric you use, I used cotton for the first one, poly cotton with a cotton lining for the second one, they can both be thrown in a normal washing machine
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Sleeper2k1 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Hey, what would be the best method to hide the inner seams of the coat without adding a lining to it? I'm kinda struggling in coming up with ideas for that. :(
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
You can't really, You could possibly to welt seams like are on the insides of jeans, but that will give your larger seams on the outside. But that might be ok, depending on what look you are going for. 
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2006kate Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
is the pattern in metric?
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Yes, these are cm measurements.
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2006kate Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks
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LucaLouise Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is actually very helpful for me, as I want to make a Takane Shijou jacket for her Luxury costume, only need to leave out the sleeves and add a collar instead of the hood :)
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daughterofAthena1999 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how long did it take for you to make it?
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
The first one, maybe a week, I made a 2nd one after the first one was lost/stolen in a very long evening. 
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Pseudonym-Forever Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet Jesus thank you! Finally, I've been searching for a coat pattern (specifically for Edward cosplay) for hours! Again, I thank you!
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KiwiKitt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Saaame!
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cloudiex Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
:'D Thank you!!!
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Lady-Lumiya Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist
OMG thanks so much for sharing this, will defo be needing it for my edward costume!
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Scottish-Dragon-Boy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is neat. I can't just buy one, cause I can't get anything big enough to fit my fursuit.
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hcho2 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
What are the measurements for the sleeve?  I see 50 plus 12 for the length, what is the width at the top?  I don't see it on the pattern nor can I figure it out.  Please help. 
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
You know, I'm not sure. It's been years since I drafted this pattern. You could take the measurement of what the arm hole ends up being when you draft the main body of the coat and use that to determine the length of the curve bits. Drafting sleeves is tricky. Sorry I don't remember more....

If I had to guess, I'd say it's probably around 25-30 cm. Just make sure to measure your seams and make sure they match in length.
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XxAmuFujibioshixX Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student
I hope that i can get to a fabric store and get started on making this soon, thank you so much for uploading this! It's great!
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joy5181 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
how much fabric is needed for this pattern?
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
depending on how tall you are, you can get by with 3.5 yards of 45" fabric. To be safe you probably want 4 yards. If you are using 60" fabric, you can probably use less, but I'm not sure how much less. This also accounts for lining the hood with the outer fabric, which is what I did, to maintain consistent color.
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ninjaneko93 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The numbers surrounding the patterns are in inches or cm?
Not the numbers that are circled right? I want to try and draw out the pattern today;;
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
The numbers are in cm, as this is from Japan, where they use the metric system, like a civilized society should ;P

And yeah, the ones next to lines, use those. The numbers in circles are to help you match the back to the front. But I think it's kind of obvious where they go myself :P
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deathnin123 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
This was way helpful for I have wanted to make this forever.
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I'm glad I could help! :D
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ShikabaneHime88 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
um the link doesn't want to work for me :I :iconsadfaceplz:
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
The JanChan link probably doesn't, and might never again. She seems to have disappeared for forever. It's really there to just show where I got the original from, which is in Japanese, and not really for any additional information. However, the link to page 2 should work, and if for some reason it doesn't, you can easily find it in my gallery.
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ShikabaneHime88 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
okay thank you
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ninjaneko93 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So by making the pattern do you mean taking the exact measurements and drawing them out on pattern paper (I am the exact same height as you :3 )
Also I looked up the word placket and I am still not sure what it is o.o the pictures suggest it is something that would button up shirts? Also a slit is the opening in the back of the coat right? Lastly lined the hoodie is covering the inside with another fabric (sewing onto it)
Sorry if I am asking too many question v.v; I just want to be sure I got this all down before actually starting on it.
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Yes, just take these exact measurements and draw it out. You might want to get a long ruler from a place like Home Depot, as it's hard to draw long lines with a short ruler. (But it's not necessary) A placket, yes is used in making shirts. What I did was similar to a continuous bound placket, except that it was well, different. There is nothing wrong with having the seam down the middle, though and the art in Brotherhood would suggest that that is actually the correct way (My Ed was based on the original anime.) And yes, the slit in in the back of the jacket. I lined the hood with the same fabric that I made the jacket with, but that is not ideal, I just couldn't find a lining that was enough the same color as the jacket to make me happy. Basically, I just made 2 hoods, and sewed them together around the front edge before attaching them to the coat. I guess I changed how the front edge lining in done on this coat as well. But don't feel like you have to do it the way I did. I hope that helped!
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guardiangirl92 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thank you so much for posting this! I've been looking for a pattern for Ed's coat for a long time. :)
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I'm glad to be of help! I hope it works well for you!
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guardiangirl92 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thanks. :)
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ParadoxAnime Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm cosplaying as Ed in November 2013, but I'm gonna just make the jacket and wear it places to be awesome
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Awesome! That could be pretty cool. I hope the pattern helps!
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inaligrimalkin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
How tall are you and how much fabric did you buy? I'm 5'6".
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I am 5" and I think I need 3.5 yards of 45" fabric. But that assumes lining the hood with the same fabric, and not a lining fabric. I would recommend 4 yards for you if you are lining. If you aren't, then 3.5 yards should be fine.
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inaligrimalkin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aright, not too bad. Now to convert to metric and go shopping. Thanks :)
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Vallombrosa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh. I've been wanting to make an Ed coat for years! Many many many thanks. Adding this to my favs so I can find it again. :D
Extra bonus: I'm also 5'.
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Nice! I hope it goes well! I found this to be quite a good pattern once I drafted it.
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Chocobroh Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Do you have to cut it the lenght the jacket is going to be already? like for fma ? or it's piece by piece
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I'm not sure I understand your question. I made this coat to the measurements provided, which are in cm, and it fit me very well, but I am 5'. You might have to make adjustments based on your height.
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Chocobroh Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
oh, alright, thanks. Also do you think it's easier to sow it up with a sewing machine or stitching?and is it hard to get the jacket done? sorry if I'm asking so many questions
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I never hand stitch anything except for a few finishing things. Machines are *much* easier in my opinion, but I've also been sewing for almost 10 years. I think this is a fairly easy project, but I'm also familiar with a lot of the techniques used.
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Chocobroh Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
oh I see. Hey well I'm trying to start and having a bit of a hard time getting started with this,did you buy your patterns or did you make them yourself?if so what did you use to make them
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I made the pattern, based off these instructions. I use pattern paper from Nancy's Notions to draft my patterns.
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A-hardie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
What fabric did you use?
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
I originally used a nice cotton twill. When I lost my first one, I remade the coat in a cotton-poly twill blend.
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SKETCH-FAGGOT Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Hey thanks for posting this. I was looking at over priced cosplay sites to see if I could buy one (it's the last piece I nee) but they're so over priced and usually made from crappy material. With these I should be able to make my own instead.
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NekoNariko Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
You're welcome! The site that had this up for years went down about a year and a half ago, so I figured it should be up somewhere where more Ed Cosplayers could use it! And mine's in English! Thanks to the friend of a friend. I hope your coat turns out well! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
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ZayanMalekai Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOUUUUUU~! i've been scouring the internet for a template of this coat! i want to make one just for everyday use and i REALLY needed this lol
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