Second Life for a Suit [pictorial]

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  1. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    Very cool. Careful not to extend the shoulders too much and create divots.

    Torqued sleeves would be a no-no as well. [​IMG]

    Seriously though, this is a pretty cool project. It's kind of sad that children will eventually grow out of their clothes, but hand me downs are always an option (assuming you have more in the pipeline).

    I'm looking forward to seeing the end result!
     
  2. gdl203

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    Very cool. Do you take orders? [​IMG]
     
  3. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Front:

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    Same, but in a later stadium:

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    Stitching in pink:

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    Front and back attached:

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    Sleeves attached - front

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    - back

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    Pattern pinned on lining

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    Pinned for pleats to get the lining to go from the wide bottom to the small back part (forgive me for not using the right terms - don't hesitate to correct):

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    Pinned and all through the machine:

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    Result:

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    Inside:

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    Total:

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    And stitched through:

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  4. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    ^ Nice.
     
  5. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    That is amazing. You have a very lucky little girl!
     
  6. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    That is amazing. You have a very lucky little girl!

    And a pretty talented gf!
     
  7. yfyf

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    This is way cool Wednesday
     
  8. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    That's awesome! I was just telling the wife yesterday that I think I'm going to have to buy a sewing machine as my 7 yo is tall and thin and OTR dress clothing just doesn't fit him. This was just the nudge I needed. Thanks!
     
  9. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wow! How cool. What a great idea. You're a good dad.
     
  10. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Thanks all for the kind words.

    @ gdl: no orders, I'm afraid.

    More later.
     
  11. gdl203

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    [​IMG]
     
  12. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Terribly sorry. But no means no.
    (As I try to convincingly tell* my two year old.)




    *) Split infinitive?
     
  13. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Collar on:

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    Unfinished inside of the coat:

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    Lining that will be attached to the inside:

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    Collar stitched through:

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    Sorry for the colour differences. Low light and different light sources means white balance problems.)

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    Lining sleeves zigzagged to prevent fraying:

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    Up close:

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    Back with collar:

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    Up close:

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    Lining sleeves attached to the rest of the lining - back:

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    Detail:

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    Front:

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    Detail

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    To be continued.
     
  14. Doxe

    Doxe Senior member

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    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.
     
  15. malefic

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    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.
     

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