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historicized pants

Added Feb 12, 2013

by martinK

Rotterdam, Neth...






self drawn pattern inspired on a pair of pants from the 1830’s which I saw in a pattern book for historical costumes and uniforms published by Mller&Sohn. I used this 30 years old tweed which I have found in my mother’s storage. I love the fabric!!! It was a lot of handsewing: the haircanvas interfacing, all biasbands(about 15m) and the button holes….. A lot of things went wrong this time but in the end it was all the work worth. I can wear this pants also with suspenders. I still have frabric left. I will make another waistcoat from it, a regular one.
but it was all the work worth.




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    Apr 28, 2015, 05.10 AMby JCM Collections

    Wow Martin you impress me your work is immaculate. Love those pants very unique design. Do you do your own designs, do you sketch them? I show your work to one of my coworkers and gets in love with them. He said that if you were here he will buy all of your designs. You are such a good Taylor there so et techniques that I have not seen before. How do you come up with them?

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      Apr 28, 2015, 07.53 AMby martinK

      your compliments make me blush! thanks a lot:-)
      Now I should consider to come to NY in order to learn how to design. No,I don’t make sketches and I have never learned to create a dummy. I have some very good books on tailoring and historical costumes. I put my attention to details but you can’t call that designing I guess. But I love hand craft, that’s what I am.

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    Feb 12, 2013, 11.55 PMby victoriakb

    Exquisite work – such attention to detail.

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      Feb 13, 2013, 09.13 AMby martinK

      thank you for your compliments :-)

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    Feb 12, 2013, 06.36 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Beautiful work, all in the details…wish I had such skills :)

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      Feb 12, 2013, 06.39 PMby martinK

      thank you Trudy! and I’m sure you have the skills to do that :-)

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    Feb 12, 2013, 03.32 PMby kisses

    Neatly finish work.. It look so professional made and the fit is on point

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      Feb 12, 2013, 05.10 PMby martinK

      thank you so much for your compliments :-)

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    Feb 12, 2013, 02.13 PMby elguanche

    fish-tail trousers…… just great! Just by seeing the little preview foto, I was shure, that this was something from you… because I know the fabric… haven’t you made anything else out of it? A waistcoat?

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      Feb 12, 2013, 02.28 PMby martinK

      thank you :-)
      you are right, I made an asymetric waistcoat of it last summer. I still have some fabric left so I will make another waistcoat of it, a regular one.
      greetings from icecold Rotterdam

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    Feb 12, 2013, 01.49 PMby martinK

    thank you very much for your compliments! :-)

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    Feb 12, 2013, 12.06 PMby schnui

    Beautiful workmanship!! Congratulations on sewing the pants and vest so well.

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