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Sherlock Holmes jacket

Added Dec 4, 2010

by bhs

Jelgava, Latvia






This is my first attempt at menswear – checked jacket. It is a gift to my husband.
It is my own pattern. Jacket sewing took more time than I thought. Sewing certainly prolonged that jacket is made from checked fabric. It was little bit difficult to join the parts.
Jacket consists of 5 pockets: 2 side pockets, one chest pocket and 2 inside pockets.
Read more in my blog http://radosapuse.blogspot.com/2010/12/viriesu-zakete-finals-mens-jacket-final.html

Material Notes

100% wool, viscose for lining.




Garment Type
Rayon, Wool

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    May 27, 2011, 08.02 AMby baka-pepica

    wow you are expert! great!

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      May 27, 2011, 05.24 PMby bhs

      Thanks! I am wondering about this my work as well

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    Feb 17, 2011, 11.12 AMby ollynova

    Wow! Stunning! Looks really well constructed.

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    Dec 17, 2010, 07.16 AMby william james

    very nice

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    Dec 17, 2010, 01.36 AMby steampunkginger

    This is unbelievably meticulous. Beautifully made. One day my linings will look this nice…

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    Dec 16, 2010, 06.32 PMby threadsquare

    So fab! My husband better not see this ;) That discussion about the armholes is totally going over my head at the moment….one day…

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    Dec 16, 2010, 02.38 PMby Peter Lappin

    Lovely. Great plaid-matching!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 10.29 AMby vasea

    great work

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    Dec 16, 2010, 02.46 AMby carolynsuzanne

    What a gorgeous jacket! It’s your own pattern?? AMAZING. It’s really beautiful.

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    Dec 15, 2010, 09.06 PMby bkn

    this is so fanatstic, it looks professionaly made! the fabric just makes it all that more excellent.

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    Dec 10, 2010, 06.30 AMby smallone

    Not sure how to be speechless in type….this is so absolutely finely tailored…AMAZING!!!!

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    Dec 6, 2010, 11.36 PMby misslivia

    I love this – stunning on the inside and out!

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    Dec 6, 2010, 06.49 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is absolutly stunning! such a masterpiece of work! GREAT!!!!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 10.48 AMby peaches2218

    Just WOW. This looks incredible. I hope your husband loves it—he should!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 06.32 AMby bhs

    thank you all for good comments ;)

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    Dec 5, 2010, 01.59 AMby Ricardo Abreu

    Excellent tailor skills. Very polish and neat and a top model for your creation.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 12.58 AMby cherwinamy

    It looks really great (and complicated!) well done!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 09.54 PMby walkingwardrobe

    Wow, brilliant!! Look very professional

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    Dec 4, 2010, 09.27 PMby britannica

    I love the bias-cut pocket flaps. So representative of the amount of sheer attention to detail you put in this project. :)

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    Dec 4, 2010, 07.11 PMby elguanche

    Great job! Something is wrong with the armhole… ;) or the sleevehead but welllllll that would be “fishing for errors” ;)

    which system you use? It looks like Müller & Son…

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      Dec 5, 2010, 06.19 AMby bhs

      I’ve studied pattern drafting course and we learned combination of some systems. There is little bit of Müller & Son too, but mainly it is my teachers long years of experience system :)

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      Dec 5, 2010, 06.02 PMby elguanche

      thank you! :)

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      Dec 15, 2010, 05.03 PMby lclausewitz

      Maybe the “wrongness” isn’t really because the cut itself is wrong—more likely, it’s just too “modern” and fashionable to some eyes (including mine). I must admit that, for a jacket with such slim sleeves, I would expect a lower placement for the top button and a more well-defined waist, but then my (ongoing) training is based on traditional cutting and tailoring paradigms. Maybe yours are (were) too?

      In any case, I definitely agree that the quality of tailoring on this jacket is pretty impressive. I don’t think I can pull it off quite as neatly as this one at the moment—not by a long shot!

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      Dec 15, 2010, 07.04 PMby elguanche

      Hey, thank you for joining that discussion :)

      First of all I want to say that I am also thinking that the work part is just excelent!!! Great work.

      I don’t know if you are tailor or not. If yes, you probably know how dificult it is to create and get a nice fitting armhole with the correspondent sleeve head. And if she never worked on men jacket she probably has no experiences with that. Because fitting a sleeve into the armhole is more than theory and counting! :) Many jung tailor learn a lifetime on that theme.

      But in this case the sleeves had to fit with the check. I think that she made the sleeve very strongly followed the instructions on pattern making and forgot to adjust the pattern by constructing directly correspondent to the checked fabric.

      Have you known, that on industrial patterns for industrial clothes an on ready-to-sew-patterns the armholes and sleeveheads are constructed by the most smartest patternmaker in the world? Because they have to fit on every body without any wrinkles. That’s the reason of having always this very deep cutted armholes in industrial made jackets.

      the buttons… of course… there are a lot of norms that say how high and how much space they need… and I follow them always but on this coat it fits and it lookes great… so everything is allright with the buttons… in my opinion ;)

      Hope you could understand everything :-s

      So long

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      Dec 28, 2010, 09.39 PMby lclausewitz

      So your actual objection is about the matching of the checks around the sleeve head? I can see that, although I’d still say she(?) did it a lot better than most home-sewers I know….

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    Dec 4, 2010, 06.38 PMby apfelbluete

    GREAT great job! amazing! I’m exited!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 06.38 PMby shangrow

    Wow, great job! He looks really sharp.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 05.31 PMby kelepso

    Lovely! And you didn’t use a pattern? I love the fabric and interior lining. It looks very professional.

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    Dec 4, 2010, 05.10 PMby mixtlii

    Woa! You did a wonderful job! And your husband seem to enjoy the photoshoot ;)

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    Dec 4, 2010, 01.53 PMby zaarissima

    great jacket! great work!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 11.49 AMby junespoon

    wow..looks brilliant…beautiful material and really professional finish. Your own pattern too….i’m jealous!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 11.26 AMby zenica

    I really love this style! You and your husband have a great sense of fashio ;-)

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    Dec 4, 2010, 10.32 AMby loyl8

    wow great job and tailoring!!! Love the seam binding in the inside detail work fab!!!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 09.57 AMby lazylinchen

    Lovely! The time to match the plaid was definitely worth it!

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