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Second Life for a Suit [pictorial]

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

  1. mob

    mob Well-Known Member

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    you're a mack daddy soprano.

    i wish i could do something like that.
     


  2. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    +1

    Thanks A. and bigbris.


    Superb. Simply superb. Easily my favourite thread on the board at the moment.

    Makes me (almost) want to have children. Then common sense kicks in. But still, these pics make it more tempting than I would have thought possible! [​IMG]


    Thank you, Holdfast. Common sense is an overestimated phenomenon*. (Well, sometimes it is.)


    I know it isn't exactly space technology, but that setting on the sewing machine is remarkable!

    I think most modern machines have this setting, but I'm not sure.


    I love it. Thanks so much for posting.

    You're welcome and thank you.


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    So sick! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I guess those are good things. Thank you.


    ftfy

    *) Daughters are great.


    you're a mack daddy soprano.

    i wish i could do something like that.


    I am not sure what a mack daddy soprano is, but it sounds good.
     


  3. armorarmylt

    armorarmylt Senior member

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    wow.... this is unbelievable, i have a little one on the way, and im def thinking about going to get a sewing machine now....
     


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    Wow! You need to start up a shop on Etsy and start making money on these things! That is talent.
     


  5. HORNS

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    wow! almost missed this thread... snarks aside this has got to be up there amongst the quality threads, which we lack nowadays here... thanks for this NOBD, gives me a great idea on what to do with all my old shirts and jackets.
    EXACTLY what I was thinking as well. To the OP, wonderful job and a great show of graciousness for sharing your work with us. What kind of sewing machine do you have? I've been shopping for sewing machines recently and arranging for sewing classes as well. Now you have seriously inspired me!
     


  6. A.K.A.

    A.K.A. Senior member

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    Thank you for sharing such a nice and wonderful story.
     


  7. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    wow.... this is unbelievable, i have a little one on the way, and im def thinking about going to get a sewing machine now....

    Congratulations.


    Wow! You need to start up a shop on Etsy and start making money on these things! That is talent.

    Well, she has an interesting fulltime job, so I think it will stay limited to small family projects. But thank you.


    EXACTLY what I was thinking as well. To the OP, wonderful job and a great show of graciousness for sharing your work with us.

    What kind of sewing machine do you have? I've been shopping for sewing machines recently and arranging for sewing classes as well. Now you have seriously inspired me!


    Thank you for the kind words. The machine:

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    I really don't know how it compares to other machines. We just went to a sewing machine store and asked for advice.


    You might want to read this topic on The Cutter and Tailor:

    http://www.cutterandtailor.com/forum...?showtopic=223


    Thank you for sharing such a nice and wonderful story.

    My pleasure.
     


  8. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Now for something simpler, and no machine

    Preparations for Three Pocket Squares


    A very complicated pattern:

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    PS#1: White/beige linen

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    PS#2: Lightblue puppytooth cotton

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    PS#3: Purple/white cotton (see lining of 'Zegna coat')

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    These will take some time, since yet another project will go first from now.
     


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    I forgot to ask; did you stitch the Zenga label back on?
     


  10. texas_jack

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    No model pics [​IMG]
     


  11. Yika

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    i can sense the love put into the project.
     


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    Big thumbs up! Very interesting and love the repurposing.
     


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    Thank you all.


    I forgot to ask; did you stitch the Zenga label back on?

    No. I could design a label though. Something like this (first sketch):

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