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« on: May 03, 2008 11:37:38 AM »

DH loves old-school menswear vests. You know, the kind that are part of a 3-piece suit and that you cannot buy in this country anymore except in thrift stores?

He loved it.  And because I made it, I was at liberty to make the lining any color I wanted!  That's the surprise.

I made the necktie, too!

Please don't burst those seams I worked so hard on...

Of course, I couldn't just line it in orange.


Finally, proof that the orange actually matches the fabric.  Plus, you can see my exquisite button holes that I set just a teensy bit too far from the edge. 

I think it'll be a while before I attempt this again.  It wasn't so hard, but acetate lining is not my favoritre fabric, and there are a lot of details I need to muster up patience for. 

Comments/criticism welcomed!

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2008 11:46:03 AM »

Cool!! I Love how loud the orange is! It wouldn't look like it but he can wear that with a ton of stuff! And It looks really professional and I can tell he is happy! Nice! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008 12:13:28 PM »

Looks really nice. Your DHs pics are funny, hehe Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2008 12:14:23 PM »

It is nice to see that some people still like to make men's clothing!  I think men wearing vests is classic, but your shock of bright orange makes it fun and geeky cool!!

What wonderful style he (and you!) has!  The tie is perfect and also unique! I bet he gets best dressed at work!

If it were not for his cell phone, you could almost imagine him paling around in a different time !

Excellent job!

« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2008 12:17:33 PM »

DH is a bit of an enigma, that's for sure. 

He has always like to dress up since he was a little boy, and he really was born in the wrong era for the derby, the monk-strap, the pocket-watch, and the vest. 

I love finding patterns and being able to make him things he cannot buy -- bow-ties, neck-ties out of any fabric, vests, etc.  I also am happy to alter vintage thrift-store suits he buys that don't quite fit. 

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2008 03:14:07 PM »

That vest looks great! I love the lining. I've been meaning to make a vest for a long time and after seeing yours I may have to give it a go.

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2008 03:16:33 PM »

That waistcoat is AWESOME and my hubby would love it too  Grin
Did you use a pattern?
I know my Mr would be thrilled if i could make one for him especially with pockets for his pocketwatch  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2008 03:58:56 PM »

I think you did a great job! Seams, details, everything looks very clean. It's always good to challenge yourself. Then follow it with something easy so your brain doesn't explode!

Nice model! Your DH has a sense of humor. That I can appreciate!

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2008 05:12:54 PM »

Great job! My boyfriend never wants me to make him anything, even though I'd love to! I also love the vest look, it's so classy! Love this Grin

P.S. I saw a 3-piece suit at Express for Men a few weeks ago, but the vest didn't look nearly as nice as yours and there was no orange surprise. Plus I'm sure it was way expensive!

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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2008 05:19:27 PM »

My gosh, this is AWESOME. The vest turned out so wonderful. And your hubby has a great sense of style - he looks straight out of the 40s! I can just see him bent over a huge, old wooden desk with one of those green desk lamps and one of those visors on his head, lol. I love his tie, too.

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