I found McCall's M9011 pattern at Wal-Mart, on clearance because of some slight water damage.
It has a lot of different patterns included, including a doctor's coat, a nurse's uniform, a rain coat, and a magician's outfit.
I thought that the magician's jacket would be perfect as a ringmaster's jacket.
I had just exactly the right amount of red faux velvet to make the jacket on hand.
I am going to say, this is not my favorite thing I ever made. I don't really think it turned out.
I made a few errors, but also I just don't think the patterns fits as well as it could.
Also, I am not as experienced in sewing with faux velvet, so that made it harder to sew the curves in the pattern.
Since I don't have a doll sized Big Top, I decided to pose Ellie with Penny as if she is teaching her tricks to perform in the circus.
It does have coattails in the back, as a proper ringmaster's jacket should.
Well, not everything in life can turn out perfectly, so this jacket will keep me humble about my sewing skills.
I am definitely not going to make any of the other patterns that were included with this.
Ellie is happy to be a ringmaster for Halloween, anyway!