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    Mar 27, 2013, 09.34 PMby martinK

    thank you for favoriting my projects and good luck with starting your business. I think men skirts will never break through, but you can give it a try as many designers did befor you. I am curious about your first projects here!!! greetings from Rotterdam

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      Apr 10, 2013, 05.14 PMby thurl

      thanks martin,
      love the work you have done. i find it very encouraging. i know that the skirts will be for very select men, which is fine. i am looking to do something between haute couture and bespoke. the first projects are coming along. this is a steep learning curve for me. so many things to learn but it is all fun. perhaps on our trip to the nederlands we may have a chance to meet.

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      Feb 15, 2014, 10.08 PMby thurl

      hope all is well. Great trousers. You are truly and inspiration. Slowly I am getting my head wrapped around sewing. I have a tendency to think too much before I act. But I have done one skirt. I have a quick question for you. How did you learn to make patterns and all of the tailoring techniques you use? Absolutely fantastic! I trying to teach my slef to draft patterns and learn how to put it all together. Continued success and congratulations on the graduation.

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      Feb 16, 2014, 08.50 AMby martinK

      Hi thurl,
      thanks for all the compliments, you make me blush :-)
      I have followed two courses in pattern making for men and still have some problems with it because I do’t practice enough. Along the pattern making I learned the techniques and I still do. Luckyly a friend of mine is designer and he explained a lot. Another helpful guide to me is the burda book on sewing techniques, I keep on using it. Youtube is sometimes helpful, too. Futher, I have some books on pattern making but they are in German. Maybe yu can find somthing helpful at the fashion institut of NY, in their book shop.
      Good luck!!
      best, Martin