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Second Life for a Suit [pictorial]

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

  1. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    Does she have/use a serger? I was always amazed at how many bobbins/spools those things used.
     
  2. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Does she have/use a serger? I was always amazed at how many bobbins/spools those things used.

    No, just the Toshiba posted earlier in the thread.
     
  3. Incman

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    Super late to the party, but this is absolutely amazing.
     
  4. Huntsman

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    Pimping OTR with hand stitching and MOP buttons is an option too: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Jaw dropping. I love this.
     
  5. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    um now when do we see your bespoke shirts and pants? i expect evolution! Plus the quality and craftsmanship is so top notch its only the natural progression.
     
  6. james_timothy

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    [​IMG]
    For brilliance in lining, this stands out.

    The closest rivals I recall here are a blue OCBD shirt with a blue gingham collar and cuff trim a member bespoked, and the red (?) coat lining in one of PGs jackets. Even Rye liked that one.

    Great lining, and a wonderful piece of work.
     
  7. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Super late to the party, but this is absolutely amazing.

    Thank you, Incman.

    Jaw dropping. I love this.

    Thank you, Huntsman.

    um now when do we see your bespoke shirts and pants? i expect evolution! Plus the quality and craftsmanship is so top notch its only the natural progression.

    My bespoke shirts are made by the tailor who has more than once generously donated some of his leftover shirting material to be used for these 'projects'. Trousers are quite difficult to get right, I think, and pattern making is a different skill.

    For brilliance in lining, this stands out.

    The closest rivals I recall here are a blue OCBD shirt with a blue gingham collar and cuff trim a member bespoked, and the red (?) coat lining in one of PGs jackets. Even Rye liked that one.

    Great lining, and a wonderful piece of work.


    Thank you. I like the button with it too.
     
  8. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    A New Polo/Blouse (?)


    Fabric:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Fabric, yarn and buttons (the pink twill is for the inside of the collar stand):

    [​IMG]


    Cutting the collar band (the pink fabric for the inside):

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    Cut - outside and inside of the stand:

    [​IMG]


    Little helping hand:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. bubbleboys

    bubbleboys Senior member

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    ...I just found this thread and you sir, as well as your gf, are ridiculous.

    The finished product doesn't look good, it looks pretty damn great IMO

    my hat off to you and your gf
     
  10. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Thank you, bubbleboys.


    ***


    Watch very carefully, I shall show this only once...


    [​IMG]


    On the collar:

    [​IMG]


    That's all for now.
     
  11. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    The (polo) placket (?). I'm afraid I don't how this works exactly, but there's some pinning, folding, sewing and cutting involved. Hopefully the pictures make the construction of the placket a bit clearer.


    Extra layers of fabric:

    [​IMG]


    Stitch:

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    Cut open:

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    Fold:

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    Under the machine again:

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    Ready (except for the button holes and buttons):

    [​IMG]


    Back:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. academe

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    Late coming to the thread but this is awesome. The best thread I've read/seen in a long long time! It put a smile on my face immediately .... [​IMG]
     
  13. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Thank you, academy.



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    Collar pinned:

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    Collar stitched:

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    Stand pinned on collar:

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    Collar pinned on blouse:

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    A bit clearer:

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
  14. UFN

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    Just adding another voice to the heap of praise for you and your gf already in this thread - I hope you continue posting your creations [​IMG] /U. BTW, who thinks up the designs, you or your significant other?
     
  15. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Just adding another voice to the heap of praise for you and your gf already in this thread - I hope you continue posting your creations [​IMG]

    /U.

    BTW, who thinks up the designs, you or your significant other?


    Thank you, UFN. We do the designs together (as far as fabrics, colours and details are concerned; the patterns are existing patterns).
     
  16. winston

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    I've only looked at the first post and the photos, so someone else might have said this, but my first thought is that it's a shame that after so much work the coat will very quickly become too small for your daughter.
     
  17. A Canuker

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    Epic, by far the best thread I have read on SF in a long time.

    I shall insist that Lady Canuker check this one out.
     
  18. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    I've only looked at the first post and the photos, so someone else might have said this, but my first thought is that it's a shame that after so much work the coat will very quickly become too small for your daughter.

    I understand. But there will always be other children (children of family and friends) that can wear the coat and the other clothes, when my daughter has grown out of them. And maybe my daughter will have a daughter some day.

    Besides that, it is gratifying to make something for your child. I didn't make these clothes, but I made her a 'playing table' a few years ago and I really enjoyed doing that, even though she doesn't play with it every day.


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    Thank you, Mr Canuker.
     
  19. winston

    winston Senior member

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    I understand. But there will always be other children (children of family and friends) that can wear the coat and the other clothes, when my daughter has grown out of them. And maybe my daughter will have a daughter some day.

    Besides that, it is gratifying to make something for your child. I didn't make these clothes, but I made her a 'playing table' a few years ago and I really enjoyed doing that, even though she doesn't play with it every day.


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    Thank you, Mr Canuker.


    Absolutely. I didn't mean to imply that it wasn't worthwhile. I think it's fantastic.
     
  20. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Absolutely. I didn't mean to imply that it wasn't worthwhile. I think it's fantastic.

    I understand. Thank you, winston.
     

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