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Three-piece suit

Added Sep 8, 2009

by robotsforbre...

Portland, Oregon...






I made this suit for my boyfriend as my project for a tailoring class. I used Burda pattern 8186, and I was so pleased with the results! I learned so much making this, and it gave me a new appreciation for all that goes into making a men’s suit jacket. I found a gorgeous Pendleton wool that had a lot of green and gray tones, and used a gold-ish lining that complemented the wool nicely.

Material Notes

Wool, rayon lining, interfacing.




Garment Type
Rayon, Wool

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    Feb 18, 2015, 10.58 PMby Tittan Kittelsaa

    Ladies and gentlemen, this is the reason why I’m learning to sew! I want this, and my SO told me that she’s not making it for me. Thus, it’s time to hit the sewing machine, and hopefully learn enough to be able to create this before I turn 50 :D

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    Apr 15, 2010, 03.53 PMby ljongwe

    Its lovely and great. Please kindly send me the pattern so that I can try!

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    Oct 30, 2009, 07.12 PMby ismail

    well done it nice suit .. please can you give me the pattern of this suit i love it! i was searching like it for a long time…. please

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    Sep 11, 2009, 03.17 AMby marloncosta

    Great job! Your welt pockets look just perfect! I have a hard time making them!

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    Sep 11, 2009, 01.32 AMby lilamarshall


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    Sep 10, 2009, 01.53 PMby anajan

    OH MY! This is just too good! Congratulations on you courage and on excellent execution! BRAVO!

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    Sep 9, 2009, 02.07 PMby florean-fortescue

    The only thing I can say to that is; WOW! What a wonderful job you did, also, you really don’t see enough people wearing three piece suits these days when they might actually be the epitome of awesome

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    Sep 9, 2009, 01.05 PMby Zyanya Walker


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    Sep 9, 2009, 07.51 AMby william james

    Wonderful tailoring job, i wish I’d done tailoring at my college

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    Sep 9, 2009, 06.45 AMby lovelypolly

    applause!!!! bravo bravo!!!!!

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    Sep 9, 2009, 01.39 AMby ink

    Does that man come with the suit ;-). Holy! You have conquered the albatross that any seamstress has….although, as women we can make the excuse that we ‘just aren’t interested in men’s fashion’ So fabulous, I am NOT showing my husband this because he will feel cheated with all the hours I have committed to myself.

    Fabulous-oh! Congratulations! Great work!

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    Sep 8, 2009, 11.55 PMby judeb

    Wow, Just perfect, well done.

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    Sep 8, 2009, 11.19 PMby spontique

    I think you are brilliant. This has got to be the hardest thing to get right and you have in aces. Perfect fabric choices too.

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    Sep 8, 2009, 10.39 PMby sandrasews

    WOWOWOW! I’m very impressed! Sewing for a man! Tailoring! 3 piece matching suit! I think my head is going to explode.

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    Sep 8, 2009, 09.38 PMby mmmcheeseburgers

    wow, that looks so well made – and a great photo to show it off

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    Sep 8, 2009, 08.13 PMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    YOU.DID.NOT.MAKE.THAT. nope, i don’t believe it. that’s just beyond my ambitions in sewing and i am in awe. in the knitting world, there is something known as “the sweater curse” where you’re not supposed to knit your man a sweater before marriage or it will curse the relationship. clearly, the curse doesn’t exist in the sewing world cuz you can tell THAT MAN IS LOVING HIMSELF (AND YOU) IN THAT SUIT!!! really, i hope he adores you for this, and i hope you got an A in tailoring!!!

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      Sep 8, 2009, 08.50 PMby robotsforbreakfast

      Thanks so much for your comment! I literally laughed out loud at the “sweater curse”. I hope that’s not the case for me! Ha ha ha. He looooooves the suit and was so excited to wear it to a friend’s wedding in May.

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    Sep 8, 2009, 08.01 PMby harlekin

    Myohmy, this is just gorgeous…added this to my favs :)

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    Sep 8, 2009, 07.56 PMby lala86

    great job! I had tailoring classes at the uni but all we ended up was with a final written exam =(

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    Sep 8, 2009, 07.43 PMby scheryka

    Wow wow wow and wow! Looks like Armani. I have never had the nerve to do anything for a male except lounge pants in flannel with a matching blanky and a neck tie. You make me want to do one now…..nahhhh. I’m not ready yet.

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    Sep 8, 2009, 07.20 PMby nehmah

    Wonderful tailoring job. He looks quite elegant. Kudos to you for this. I have the pattern but haven’t tried the coat, yet. It’s been over 25 years since I have done men’s tailoring and I think the details may have left the (mental) premises. Cordially, Nehmah

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    Sep 8, 2009, 07.11 PMby michelleiswell

    Who is that man? Does he come with the pattern? Just kidding. The suit is beautiful. Really well made!!!

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    Sep 8, 2009, 06.40 PMby countrygurltracy

    You did an awesome job I love it.

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