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two colour waistcoat with collar

Added Jun 9, 2013

by martinK

Rotterdam, Neth...






I made this waistcoat out of fine wool fabric. The pattern is selfdrawn. I have still difficulties to draw the collar, but I managed to do it. Again, I did a lot of hand sewing. The interfacing is wool canvas sewed by hand. The linning is put into by hand and the button holes are handmade, too. I used a counter button to reduce the presure on the fabric. I am happy with the result :-)

Material Notes

wool tweed and wool stretch




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Jun 28, 2013, 04.11 PMby dgprado

    Congratulations! You did a great job…

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      Jun 30, 2013, 10.03 PMby martinK

      thank you!!! :-)

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    Jun 15, 2013, 05.23 AMby metropolitanfrock

    Superb work! What I aspire to.

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      Jun 15, 2013, 08.22 AMby martinK

      thanks a lot, this aspiration makes it difficult sometimes. But I like it the most. :-)

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    Jun 15, 2013, 03.33 AMby galaxies

    Very handsome work!

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      Jun 15, 2013, 08.21 AMby martinK

      thank you! :-)

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    Jun 14, 2013, 04.03 PMby geroseth

    Sweet Job Martin. I’ll be getting into my tailoring shortly so would be fun to have a sewing circle as the lonely life of a tailor stitchin’ in the wee hours sometimes… Keep cutting!

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      Jun 14, 2013, 04.44 PMby martinK

      thank you, yes would be fun but Canada is a little bit far to join the culb :-)

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    Jun 12, 2013, 05.01 PMby Nigel Mansfield

    Simply stunning, I feel inspired.

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      Jun 12, 2013, 08.53 PMby martinK

      hey you make my day :-)
      thank you!!!!

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    Jun 12, 2013, 06.56 AMby carmencitab

    This is just awesome!

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      Jun 12, 2013, 08.17 AMby martinK

      another happy day, thank you !!!! :-)

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    Jun 11, 2013, 03.41 PMby thurl

    Awesome. You do indeed do great work. Very inspiring.

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      Jun 11, 2013, 04.26 PMby martinK

      thank you very much for your compliments :-)

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    Jun 10, 2013, 02.06 PMby SofiaBlake

    This is really superb. Inspiring stuff. Well done.

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      Jun 10, 2013, 03.42 PMby martinK

      thank you! and good luck with your sewing machine and the frist projects!

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    Jun 10, 2013, 01.25 PMby orchiddream

    Handmade buttonholes!?!?!?! They are beautifully done, as is all the handwork. You have a special talent for it. Handwork is my favorite part of a project.

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      Jun 10, 2013, 03.38 PMby martinK

      thank you so much for your compliment. It makes me blush :-) Yes the buttonholes are handmade, but on the back site they are not so beautifully done, Maybe a problem of working with two different fabrics…. so still something to improve :-))

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    Jun 10, 2013, 01.05 PMby bjr99

    Great looking waistcoat! You did a super job on it!

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      Jun 10, 2013, 01.18 PMby martinK

      thanks a lot for your compliment. I will do the same waistcoat in reverse colours.

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    Jun 10, 2013, 10.07 AMby Mary P.

    Perfect!!! Love your buttonhole!!!

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      Jun 10, 2013, 10.13 AMby martinK

      thank you very much! It took me about 20 minute for each button hole but it is worth all the effort

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    Jun 10, 2013, 08.33 AMby Mary Athey

    fabulous waistcoat!! the details are spot on. you did a cracking job on this.theres not enough male sewers on this site but the ones we have are brillant x

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      Jun 10, 2013, 10.12 AMby martinK

      thank you Mary, I nearly can not handle all this superlatives :-) realy appreciate your compliments

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    Jun 10, 2013, 07.06 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    dear martin! what a wonderful piece. your tailoring skills are such an inspiration for me! thank you for posting this lovely waistcoat! well done!!!!

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      Jun 10, 2013, 08.27 AMby martinK

      you make me blush, Ralf! Thank you for the compliment. Together we make men fashion a hot item on this site, do we?!!!

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    Jun 10, 2013, 02.52 AMby kisses

    Nicely done waistcoat and it looks so professional

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      Jun 10, 2013, 08.24 AMby martinK

      thank you kisses for your compliments!

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