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post #31 of 350
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Originally Posted by Doxe View Post
Thanks for sharing this! Just remember to take lots of photos so you can show her when she's older just how cool she was when she was young.
Can't wait to see the finished project.

I will. And thank you.

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Originally Posted by malefic View Post
Very cool, this makes me want to go find the nicest $10 thrift blazer I can and tear it apart just to see what goes on inside.

I used to do that with electronics as a kid (phones, VCRs, TVs) but I'm sure it never even occurs to a lot of people that there is literally more to their clothing than meets the eye.

Make sure it's full canvas"”that will give you some extra fabric.




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We thought it would be handy to put pockets on the coat. And then I remembered these, from the Italian tailor Valentino Ricci:




I made some prints of the image to determine the right size, and this looked about right:




Fabric cut:




Lining cut and pinned on:




Stitched through, except for a small piece in the bottom:






Then I, as a layman, thought something had gone wrong: I thought the wrong side of the fabric had been used (see the first picture of the pictures above). But no: it was the right side. The pocket will be turned inside out after the stitching (hence the small piece in the bottom that hasn't been stitched through). Then the fabric is on the right side and the pocket looks neatly finished.


Turning in process:




Et voilà:




Other side:




On the coat:





The pockets pinned on the coat, prepared for the machine...




Up close:




Top collar and edge front stitched through:




Detail:




Stitching of the pocket:




Result:

post #32 of 350
Nice pattern matching.

The entire project is beyond rad
post #33 of 350
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post
Terribly sorry. But no means no.
(As I try to convincingly tell* my two year old.)




*) Split infinitive?


Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one!



Actually, I'd need two
post #34 of 350
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Actually, I'd need two
I don't think NOBD, can actually make you one he is not a tailor. He's sort of like Rubinacci. edit: Yeah, also more important than my lame joke...this is way cool
post #35 of 350
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one!



Actually, I'd need two

I LOLed when I saw this. Thanks!
post #36 of 350
This is so ridiculously awesome.

But the lack of divots mean this thread will never reach 45 pages. You have truly failed your daughter...
post #37 of 350
NOBD where are you sourcing this cloth? I want to know so I can be a devious person. (this is really cool btw)
post #38 of 350
This is awesome. I can really imagine a scenario in ten or more years when your girlfriend talks to your little girl: "Do you remember when Daddy tore his Zegna apart for your new dress?"

Is there a chance to see you daughter modelling the new model?
post #39 of 350
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Thanks again.

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one! Make me one!

[IMG]Pic of snotty boy.[/IMG]

Actually, I'd need two

Hm. The text is not going to work, but the picture... I'd better not show her"”she might accidentally make you three.

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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
This is so ridiculously awesome.

But the lack of divots mean this thread will never reach 45 pages. You have truly failed your daughter...

(Thank you.) You haven't seen it on yet*.

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Originally Posted by Sterling Gillette View Post
This is awesome. I can really imagine a scenario in ten or more years when your girlfriend talks to your little girl: "Do you remember when Daddy tore his Zegna apart for your new dress?"

Is there a chance to see you daughter modelling the new model?

*) I'll let her decide when she's eighteen.
post #40 of 350
dat is gaaf!!


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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post
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We thought it would be handy to put pockets on the coat. And then I remembered these, from the Italian lawyer Valentino Ricci:

fix't
post #41 of 350
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At last, some handwork"”bottom of the coat:






Machine alert again: buttonholes...








The buttons. I think mother of pearl is more suitable for spring/summer, but I didn't have horn buttons, and these are a bit more rustic (see last picture) and darker, and it is for a girl's coat, so I thougth a little 'cheerfulness' would be welcome:




Buttons on:







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Well, that's it for now. What remains, is the finishing of the sleeves; this weekend perhaps.
post #42 of 350
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Originally Posted by T4phage View Post
dat is gaaf!!

Bedankt, TheeVier.
post #43 of 350
Has she seen what an awesome coat you two have put together? *EDIT* also, what type of camera did you use to shoot those pictures? Thanks.
post #44 of 350
I am flabagasted.................How wonderful and refreshing......
post #45 of 350
Nice!

But I find the fabric too sinister for children.
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