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Jack's Wedding Suit

Added May 13, 2012

by katexxxxxx

Sittingbourne, U...






A wedding suit for a gentleman, based on an Edwardian Frock coat.

We drafted the patterns for all the garments in this suit. The coat was tailored using modern fusible tailoring canvasses, and a lot of hand finishing.

Material Notes

Coat: Wool Barathea outer, silk dupion lining, velvet collar and pocket flaps
Trousers (not shown) Wool Barathea
Waistcoat: Embroidered silk taffeta front, silk dupion back and lining
Cravat: Silk Dupion




Garment Type
Bridal, Vintage
Silk, Velvet, Wool

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    May 28, 2012, 03.40 AMby nessys

    This is beautiful Darl – love the blue wool and the lovely contrast of the black velvet. Just stunning attention to detail once again. You always leave me in awe of your creations. That piping on the lining would have been pretty fiddly. I like the fact you used modern fusible canvas! I am about to start a jacket and I have tried no end to find horse hair canvas or even shoulder roll tape – I just can’t seem to get those traditional haberdashery bits and bobs anywhere but fusible canvas I just might be able to do!

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    May 17, 2012, 11.39 AMby tanuyadav

    Awesome color and looks great!!!

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      May 17, 2012, 07.54 PMby katexxxxxx

      Thank you. It was such fun to work on.

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    May 14, 2012, 03.38 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Very unusual. I love the colours. Beautiful!

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      May 14, 2012, 08.19 PMby katexxxxxx

      Different, isn’t it. :) Way better than yer boring grey morning suit.

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    May 14, 2012, 05.18 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is such a beautiful piece! i am totally impressed by your working skills and the finish of this coat! GREAT!!!!!!

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      May 14, 2012, 08.16 AMby katexxxxxx

      Thank you. Su and I work hard to keep our fitting and finishing skills polished, and to expand our knowledge and skills base.

      In this one we used modern fusible canvas and a lot of hand finishing where it shows. Getting the constrast piping round the edge of the lining was the most pernickerty thing!

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