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waistcoat a little bit different

Added Jan 30, 2012

by martinK

Rotterdam, Neth...






first I will say that I am not 100% happy how this project came out. It began with drawing the pattern, especialy the collar becaus of the asymnetry. But I am glad that the waistcoat is finsh and it is wearable. The fabric I foud in my mother’s closet where it has been waiing for about 30 years to become a garment. So it’s realy vintage! It’s a high quality woolen tweed and it was nearly 4 meters. So I have enought fabric left to make a maching paar of pants. A jacket in a red-bown colour is already cut, but I have no time to do it at the moment.
I made the bias binding with the fabric for the jacket. Linning is sewed by hand. Bronze buttons.

Material Notes

woolen tweed




Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Aug 6, 2017, 02.39 PMby Nähsalon

    Genial! LG

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      Aug 18, 2017, 07.26 AMby martinK

      Danke! :-)
      Leider ist das gute Stück für meinen Geschmack etwas zu kurz. Ich habe die Weste schon lange nicht mehr getragen. Es wird Zeit, dass ich eine hoch geschnittene Hose dazu mache…..

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    Mar 13, 2016, 12.36 AMby Jusglo

    Can anyone make this asymmetric vest for me

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      Mar 13, 2016, 08.13 AMby martinK

      You can do it!!!
      welcome to the sewing community :-)

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    Jan 8, 2013, 11.38 PMby GothamJuki

    Superb…you just inspired me. Thanks!

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      Jan 9, 2013, 08.26 AMby martinK

      you are welcome :-) I am curious about your first project on burdastyle. Yhink we can learn a lot from an expert.

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    Jan 6, 2013, 03.05 AMby Omar T

    Loving the binding!!

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      Jan 6, 2013, 10.26 AMby martinK

      thank you Omar :-)

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    Jan 5, 2013, 04.00 PMby kinuegloria

    Your waistcoat creates a splendid atmosphere!

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      Jan 5, 2013, 04.51 PMby martinK

      thank you!
      I like classical garments with a special extra :-)

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    Jan 3, 2013, 10.55 PMby razieh khalili

    I am waiting for your new idea.

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    Jan 3, 2013, 11.59 AMby razieh khalili

    Hi martinK. Truly you are a tasteful artist

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      Jan 3, 2013, 09.19 PMby martinK

      you make me blush :-) thank you for your compliment!!!
      I hope to make a fitting pair of pants very soon of the same fabric. Be sure they will be a little bit differen :-)

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    Oct 16, 2012, 07.11 AMby Robert Falls

    I like design of this waistcoat. I like the way you brought over the lapel and asymmetry of the front of your waistcoat. Genius. Very inspirational!

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      Oct 18, 2012, 10.34 AMby martinK

      thank you very much for your compliments, Robert !!! :-)

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    Sep 11, 2012, 05.20 PMby fairladyofcardigan

    This waistcoat is absolutely gorgeous. Just . . . wow.

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      Sep 13, 2012, 07.45 PMby martinK

      you make me blush :-)
      thank you very much for the comliment!!!

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    May 13, 2012, 09.24 PMby JPGagnon

    I’m in love with this vest. Great work!


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      Sep 13, 2012, 07.44 PMby martinK

      I’m in love with it, too :-)
      thank you Jason!

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    May 2, 2012, 02.30 AMby kora-vetch

    Sooooo nice. I love this vest. I want to see more.

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      May 2, 2012, 09.07 PMby martinK

      thank you, for more you have to wait til june. Then I will make a pair of pants of the same fabrik, certainly with a special effect :-)

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    Mar 26, 2012, 08.38 PMby flowergirl22

    very nice, the colour design, and the fact that its a mens waistcoat,, good on you , looks great

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      Mar 27, 2012, 08.34 AMby martinK

      thanks for your kind words!

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    Mar 24, 2012, 10.39 AMby nishavinod2009

    amazing workmanship!

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      Dec 30, 2016, 06.28 AMby martinK

      thank you! I am a craftman with all my heart :-)

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    Mar 13, 2012, 01.05 PMby nancy2001

    Oh Martin, the waistcoat is incredible. I love the design, the piping, and the impeccable workmanship!

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      Mar 13, 2012, 08.25 PMby martinK

      thank you so much for your kind words :-)

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    Feb 9, 2012, 02.03 PMby jennyrecorder

    Martin your workmanship is exquisite, did you follow a tutorial for doing the lining?

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      Feb 9, 2012, 05.03 PMby martinK

      thank your for your kind words! The whole sewing part is done without a tutorial. The linning was actualy the easyest part. Just substract the facing and add 2 cm for the edges, sewing the darts and fix the linning into the waistcoat sewing by hand.

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    Feb 8, 2012, 03.08 PMby zaarissima

    ganz großartig! gefällt mir ausgesprochen gut!

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      Feb 8, 2012, 06.59 PMby martinK

      vielen Dnak für’s Kompliment.

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    Feb 7, 2012, 07.49 PMby Bartas DubLinski

    Great design, I’m impressed!

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      Feb 7, 2012, 08.55 PMby martinK

      thanks a lot. Go on and you will do this too

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    Feb 7, 2012, 10.42 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Oh my gosh- I would wear that! Will the matching pants be knickerbockers? http://www.burdastyle.de/burda-style/hauptkollektion/herrenhose-kniebundhose-maennermode-sportswear_pid_11_3444.html This would be an awesome outfit for riding around on -it looks very warm. Well done!

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      Feb 7, 2012, 11.55 AMby martinK

      thank you so much for you enthusiasm. No, the pants will long

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    Feb 6, 2012, 09.19 AMby urbandon

    Wunderschön! Sehr einzigartig.

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      Feb 6, 2012, 09.29 AMby martinK

      Vielen Dank! Wir können also auch in Deutsch kommunizieren :-) Gut zu wissen.
      thank you for your kind words. So we can communicate in German, Good to know.

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      Feb 6, 2012, 09.37 AMby urbandon

      Ja! Ich lerne Deutsch

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      Feb 6, 2012, 09.51 AMby martinK

      Sehr gut! Von nun an gebe ich nur noch Kommentare in Deutsch. :-)

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    Feb 3, 2012, 09.24 PMby SENEBO

    Bring back the waistcoat i say the only small problem with it is probably the dart by the buttons maybe turn it into a shaped seam. the style and fabric you used are great and would look well on a lady as well.

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      Feb 4, 2012, 08.46 AMby martinK

      yes, the dart is the reason why I’m not 100% happy with this waistcoat. If I make a second one I will solve the problem.

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    Feb 3, 2012, 08.08 PMby chelseasmith

    I would like to formally propose to this waistcoat. We would have a wonderful life together. grins I’m so impressed by the work of some of the men on this site! Plus, tweed makes me happy.

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      Feb 4, 2012, 08.44 AMby martinK

      sorry, but nothing can devorce me from my waistcoat :-)

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    Feb 3, 2012, 01.19 PMby wardrobe-cat

    WHAT THE!!!??? Not happy? Oh please. :/ It’s perfect. Stunning. Perfect, perfect, perfect!!!!

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      Feb 3, 2012, 05.48 PMby martinK

      now I have to believe it

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      Feb 4, 2012, 05.10 AMby wardrobe-cat

      Yes. You. Do.
      Any chance of a pattern or turorial? I’m sure I’m not the only one who would want it. :)))))))))))) Please? All those wonderful edges, fantastic joins and, and, well… Just everything!

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    Feb 2, 2012, 11.02 AMby joost52

    Fact: MartinK rocks Seriously man, it’s daring, it’s different, it’s awesome :)

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      Feb 2, 2012, 11.13 AMby martinK

      thank you guy! If burda isn’t into menfashion we have to do it ourselfs! And we too want to reach the status of featured member, don’t we? :-)

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    Feb 2, 2012, 07.42 AMby erikawessman

    Thank you so very much! That would be so nice of you :-)

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    Feb 1, 2012, 12.15 PMby zrael

    I love it ! Especially the asymetric collar ! Good job !!!

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    Feb 1, 2012, 09.43 AMby Vanessa Leigh

    Gorgeous job!

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      Feb 1, 2012, 10.33 AMby martinK

      thank you!

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    Jan 31, 2012, 09.55 PMby Petitemess

    What a great work! I love the lapel detail and the buttons.

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      Jan 31, 2012, 10.33 PMby martinK

      thanks :-)

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    Jan 31, 2012, 07.35 PMby kerstika

    Oh wow, I love it!

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    Jan 31, 2012, 07.35 PMby kerstika

    Oh wow, I love it!

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    Jan 31, 2012, 04.05 PMby anajan

    Such an inspiring piece! Love the lines!

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      Jan 31, 2012, 04.27 PMby martinK

      thanks a lot!

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