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Second Life for a Suit [pictorial]

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NOBD, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. 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!
     
  2. yfyf

    yfyf Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    This is way cool Wednesday
     
  3. 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!
     
  4. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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

    NOBD Senior member

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    Thanks all for the kind words.

    @ gdl: no orders, I'm afraid.

    More later.
     
  6. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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  7. 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?
     
  8. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Collar on:

    [​IMG]


    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.)

    ---


    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.
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. malefic

    malefic Senior member

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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.
     
  11. NOBD

    NOBD 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.


    I will. And thank you.

    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:

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

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    Fabric cut:

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    Lining cut and pinned on:

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

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    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:

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    Et voilà :

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    Other side:

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    On the coat:

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

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    Up close:

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    Top collar and edge front stitched through:

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    Detail:

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    Stitching of the pocket:

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    Result:

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  12. CorneliusP

    CorneliusP Senior member

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    Nice pattern matching.

    The entire project is beyond rad
     
  13. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    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!

    [​IMG]

    Actually, I'd need two [​IMG]
     
  14. JPHardy

    JPHardy Senior member

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    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] Actually, I'd need two [​IMG]
    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
     
  15. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    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]

    Actually, I'd need two [​IMG]


    I LOLed when I saw this. Thanks!
     
  16. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    This is so ridiculously awesome. [​IMG]

    But the lack of divots mean this thread will never reach 45 pages. You have truly failed your daughter... [​IMG]
     
  17. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Senior member

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    NOBD where are you sourcing this cloth? I want to know so I can be a devious person.

    (this is really cool btw)
     
  18. Sterling Gillette

    Sterling Gillette Senior member

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    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?
     
  19. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Thanks again.

    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]

    Actually, I'd need two [​IMG]


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

    This is so ridiculously awesome. [​IMG]

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


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

    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.
     
  20. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    dat is gaaf!!


    .....
    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
     

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