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an attempt to 'perfection'

Added Oct 13, 2013

by martinK

Rotterdam, Neth...






this project had cost me a lot of efford: making the pattern, a lot of handsewing, tailoring, alterations,…..
it could be better but I am not a professional. In the end, it is a pleasure to wear it and I got a lot of compliments at my graduation ceremony




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    Dec 5, 2015, 05.19 PMby cbsheff

    Congratulations, your work is incredible. Absolutely stunning pieces and diligence.

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      Dec 5, 2015, 05.33 PMby martinK

      thank you for your kind compliments!

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    Jun 18, 2015, 12.54 PMby janene

    Oh wow! It looks pretty damned perfect to me! Gorgeous shape to that jacket :-)

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      Jun 18, 2015, 05.57 PMby martinK

      thank you so much for your kind words!
      I am proud of it and can’t wait to do the next :-)

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    Jan 2, 2014, 12.52 AMby dph0107

    You’ve done an amazing job here! I can’t wait to try some if these techniques myself.

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      Jan 3, 2014, 09.49 AMby martinK

      hi guy, thanks for your compliments :-)
      curious about your next project. Happy sewing!

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    Nov 19, 2013, 06.54 PMby JCM Collections

    Very well done, you did an excellent job, from my experience I know that to make men jacket takes a lot of time, custom made jacket is expensive, don’t know why stores give them so cheap. It looks very well done . Congratulation on your graduation.

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      Nov 20, 2013, 12.29 PMby martinK

      hi emperorny,

      thanks a lot for your comment, appreciate it very much. How is live goning in NY?
      greetings, Martin

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    Nov 18, 2013, 04.30 AMby Ariana Bauer

    This is wonderful, all of your hard work was worth it.

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      Nov 18, 2013, 02.53 PMby martinK

      thanks a lot for your kind words :-)

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      Oct 19, 2013, 03.28 PMby martinK

      thank you!!!

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    Oct 16, 2013, 10.04 PMby slmnstyle

    WOW! Your skills and handwork really shine on this jacket. Excellent job!

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      Oct 17, 2013, 08.28 AMby martinK

      thank you very much, I will wear the jacket with pride.

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    Oct 14, 2013, 08.55 AMby mokosha

    just fabulous! it’s well worth every second you spent working on it! all those little details are mind blowing, i wish i have the patience to do that :)

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      Oct 14, 2013, 08.43 PMby martinK

      thank you for this big compliment! :-)

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    Oct 14, 2013, 04.43 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is a stunning masterpiece! i am so impressed and sad at the same time, as i have not been working much by hand lately! you are such an inspiration to me! thank you very much for sharing! BRAVO!!!

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      Oct 14, 2013, 08.47 PMby martinK

      Dear Ralf,
      thanks a lot for your kind words! Nice that we get inspired by eachothers work :-)
      warm greetings to Berlin,

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    Oct 13, 2013, 09.22 PMby dgprado

    It is so nice… A total achievement!

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      Oct 14, 2013, 08.44 PMby martinK

      muchas gracias!!!

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    Oct 13, 2013, 04.59 PMby orchiddream

    Well done!! Your handwork is excellent (I love handwork. I pad stitch things that don’t even need it.). Nice textiles. Your sleeve caps look good, and the sleeves hang properly on your arm. Be proud when you wear it!

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      Oct 13, 2013, 07.28 PMby martinK

      Thank you very much for yourkind words!!!
      It was a great feeling to wear this suit, everything was selfmade, also shirt and tie. Waistcoat and pants are made of a 30 years old tweed I found in my mums closet, It was quiet difficult to find the matching fabric for the jacket. I wear it with proud! :-)

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    Oct 13, 2013, 02.22 PMby kisses

    Beautiful tailoring and excellent professional work as usual

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      Oct 13, 2013, 03.53 PMby martinK

      I am honoured by yur comment, thank you kisses :-)

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    Oct 13, 2013, 02.02 PMby ThreadTheory

    Great job! What beautiful buttonholes to top off all your other excellent handwork!

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      Oct 13, 2013, 03.52 PMby martinK

      thank you for your kind words! When you practice enough, handmade buttonholes are much nicer than those of a machine. I put a blue thread under the stiches to make it more vivid, unfortunatly you can’t see it on the photo.
      succes with your pattern making business!

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    Oct 13, 2013, 01.22 PMby liliv-1

    Beautiful tailoring!! You must be really proud!

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      Oct 13, 2013, 01.27 PMby martinK

      thank you!! I try to be :-)
      No, I am!

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    Oct 13, 2013, 01.19 PMby bjr99

    You did a fantastic job!!!! The jacket looks wonderful on you. Just love the color too. Keep up the good work!

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      Oct 13, 2013, 01.23 PMby martinK

      certainly, I will :-)
      thanks a lot for your compliments!

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    Oct 13, 2013, 11.24 AMby kihli

    Sehr beeindruckend, die sicherlich grosse Arbeit hat sich jedenfalls gelohnt, das Jackett sieht sowas von perfekt aus! Bestimmt warst du bei der Zeremonie der bestangezogene Mann! Eine Frage habe ich: ich habe einmal einen Mantel mit Rosshaareinlage verstärkt, und er hält super die Form, aber die Rosshaare pieksen jetzt ständig durch, was das Tragen nicht so angenehm macht, und teilweise sieht man einzelne Haare nach einer Weile sogar herausragen. Ist das bei dir auch so? Oder was hast du gemacht, damit das nicht passiert?

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      Oct 13, 2013, 01.21 PMby martinK

      Tatsächlich, ich habe sehr viele Komplimente bekommen :-)
      Das Problem, das Du schilderst erkenne ich und lässt mich vermuten, dass der Oberstoff relatiev dünn und/oder locker gewebt ist.Mein Sacko ist aus einem sehr dichten Wollstoff wo das Rosshaar (so hoffe ich) nicht druchkommt. Du kannst die Kanten der Rosshaareinlage nach dem Zuschnitt mit Futterstreifen einfassen. Dafür benutzt du die Webkanten vom Futterstoff, ca. 2 cm breite Streifen mit Zickzack aufnähen. Als Alternatieve kann man auch ein dickes Wolltuch als Einlage verarbeiten, ist aber nicht so fest wie Rosshaar.

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    Oct 13, 2013, 10.38 AMby Carien Dolittle

    Niet te streng zijn voor jezelf, dit is prachtig!

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      Oct 13, 2013, 01.09 PMby martinK

      dank je wel :-)

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    Oct 13, 2013, 10.37 AMby Mary Athey

    Wow!! Your attention to detail is superb. I love your photos as they show the process and all the hard work that went into this fabulous jacket. Well done on this. You look fabulous and the jacket’s gorgeous x

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      Oct 13, 2013, 01.08 PMby martinK

      thank you very much for your admiration of my work

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