Welcome to the OCD sewing tutorial for the Joker’s waistcoat from the classic 1989 Batman!
This tutorial is primarily intended for use with the Tailors Gone Wild Joker waistcoat sewing pattern, which was drafted to be as faithful to the original costume as possible.
This project requires intermediate sewing/tailoring skills and supplies; if you’re a beginner or novice sewer, I recommend practicing the techniques described in this tutorial to sharpen your skills beforehand.
And if you want to level up your sewing game, check out my Sewing Wizard Training!
I also highly recommend doing a muslin test (or two, or three), both to help determine any relevant sizing/fitting information and/or necessary alterations, and to help familiarize yourself with the construction process.
(If you’d like to learn more about the Joker’s costume, check out my corresponding Joker costume analysis.)
I’d like to thank Paul Wares for sharing some excellent reference photos of the Joker’s costumes on display.
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