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Second Life for a Suit [pictorial]

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

  1. ManofKent

    ManofKent Distinguished Member

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    Great work.
     


  2. NOBD

    NOBD Distinguished Member

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    Meanwhile, an earlier project: an I-don't-know-what-to-call-it-in-English for a baby, made from two old linen shirts of mine.

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  3. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Distinguished Member

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    Now that's going green. You should be featured on some style/fashion show on the Earth channel or something.

    Bravo!
     


  4. NOBD

    NOBD Distinguished Member

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    Now that's going green. You should be featured on some style/fashion show on the Earth channel or something.

    Bravo!


    Maybe if I can get the machine to work on biofuel...

    (Thanks.)
     


  5. Sterling Gillette

    Sterling Gillette Distinguished Member

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    Yes, but she is a bit spoilt in this area: it's her third 'custom' coat...
    But seriously: I think she's already paying attention to colours, patterns and fabrics, so I think she will appreciate nice clothes in the future.

    My girlfriend grew up in "custom" clothing, made by her mother, too. This way, she learned to apreciate the work someone puts in a unique and handmade garment.


    Canon 350D
    Good choice. I am still undecided on whether or not to buy a digital body for my old Minolta Manual Focus lenses (beloved hand-me-downs from my father). I guess I'm simply not a digital guy...


    Her spring/summer coats are more vivid than this one.
    Make sure to supply her with some Fresco for the summer heat.

    Meanwhile, an earlier project: an I-don't-know-what-to-call-it-in-English for a baby, made from two old linen shirts of mine.

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    This is insane. Imagine a scene in kindergarden: "What, no shanked and crowfoot-stitched buttons on your dress? Don't you read Styleforum?"
     


  6. NOBD

    NOBD Distinguished Member

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    My girlfriend grew up in "custom" clothing, made by her mother, too. This way, she learned to apreciate the work someone puts in a unique and handmade garment.

    Yes, I can imagine that. I´m learning from it too.

    Good choice. I am still undecided on whether or not to buy a digital body for my old Minolta Manual Focus lenses (beloved hand-me-downs from my father). I guess I'm simply not a digital guy...

    The 350D is getting old. I've taken more than 20,000 photos with it, so the shutter is wearing out. Next one will probably be a 50D (or 60 or 70); lately, suits and shoes seem to come first...

    I think you'll be a digital guy the moment you start using a digital camera...


    Make sure to supply her with some Fresco for the summer heat.

    Good one. She already has a couple of cotton coats for spring/summer.

    This is insane. Imagine a scene in kindergarden: "What, no shanked and crowfoot-stitched buttons on your dress? Don't you read Styleforum?"

    Hehe.
     


  7. Flambeur

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    super duper awesome!
     


  8. niidawg3

    niidawg3 Distinguished Member

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    Amazing project ... and attention to detail. Any pics of the final project?
     


  9. NOBD

    NOBD Distinguished Member

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    Thank you, Flambeur and niidawg. Maybe this weekend.



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    Meanwhile another older project: a spring/summer coat. This time no dissection of any of my garments, but hopefully still interesting to see.


    Pattern pinned on lining:

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    Fabric (cotton) and lining (bemberg):

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    Buttons (horn) and part of collar:

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    Collar with rounded edges:

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    Sleeves in:

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  10. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Stylish Dinosaur

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    NOBD, you and your GF's projects never cease to amaze. Really cool stuff here. Makes me want to ask my mom for her old Sewing machine!
     


  11. NOBD

    NOBD Distinguished Member

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    NOBD, you and your GF's projects never cease to amaze. Really cool stuff here. Makes me want to ask my mom for her old Sewing machine!

    Thank you very much.


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    Yarn (?) for button holes and buttons:

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    Machine at work:

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    On the coat:

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    The first button:
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    Al buttons in place:

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    Detail:

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    And done:

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  12. BrianVarick

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    ^Wow, that really is amazing[​IMG]
     


  13. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    NOBD, can you explain the picture of the sewing machine with the settings? You just set it to the buttonhole setting (#16 I believe) and it stitches that design for you?
     


  14. johnny_flapjack

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    I kept hoping that your girlfriend would turn out to be a little old Italian man and we'd get to see her (him) knock out some handmade buttonholes. That would have brought the house down.

    I was hoping that for my sake, not yours, of course. [​IMG]

    Fantastic project, btw.
     


  15. Corniche

    Corniche Senior Member

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    I like this newer pictures better that the others.

    As I told you it looked too sinister for children but this other POW seems better.

    Your daughter is lucky man!
     


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