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« on: April 07, 2011 01:04:18 PM »

I'm curious, has anyone made a men's suit? what was your skill level and how long did it take you? I've been hired to make as many as 5 suits from the same pattern (pants, vest, jacket) and while I'm not a total novice, this in particular will be a new endeavor for me. I'm mainly wondering how long each suit will take approximately.

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011 04:34:37 PM »

Personally I would put sewing a man's suit at the "most difficult" end of the sewing difficulty scale.  I have not, nor will I probably ever attempt one!   Shocked  Men's tailored suit jackets are very complex.


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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011 09:11:10 AM »

Yes I have. Really hard, it is more than just sewing. You use a lot of special materials to make the jacket look nice. It is doable, but I don't know if I would want to make FIVE and unless you were getting paid a whole lot it probably isn't worth it. This book is for women but has very nice pictures. This book is for men, but kind of hard to read. This book is also for women, but has shortcuts. The thing to remember is that women's suits can be softer and therefore have more "shortcuts" men's suits that look good are REALLY tailored and structured and have all sorts of work put into them.

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