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Second Life for a Suit [pictorial]

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

  1. 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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  2. CorneliusP

    CorneliusP Senior member

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    Nice pattern matching.

    The entire project is beyond rad
     


  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor 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!

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    Actually, I'd need two [​IMG]
     


  4. 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
     


  5. 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!
     


  6. 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]
     


  7. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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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)
     


  8. 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?
     


  9. 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.
     


  10. 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
     


  11. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    At last, some handwork"”bottom of the coat:

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    Machine alert again: buttonholes...

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    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:

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    Buttons on:

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    Well, that's it for now. What remains, is the finishing of the sleeves; this weekend perhaps.
     


  12. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    dat is gaaf!!

    Bedankt, TheeVier.
     


  13. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    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.
     


  14. ajv

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    I am flabagasted.................How wonderful and refreshing......
     


  15. Corniche

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    Nice!

    But I find the fabric too sinister for children.[​IMG]
     


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