Thursday, October 19, 2006

Tuxedo wear

Tom is now outfitted for the cruise. Although I didn't get to make him new shirts, I finished the vests and bowties. While the first vest was finished over the course of several days, the second vest was sewn in the early morning yesterday. Funny what a difference experience and easier fabric make!

After Judy Barlup spoke at the last Portland ASG meeting, I decide to purchase her Japanese Tailoring DVD and book. It was worth the price even if just for her welt pocket technique. Her method simplified the process and I easily created the best single welt pockets I've ever done.

The wine fabric is silk douppioni. The gray fabric a taffeta. Both were bought at Mill End.

The bowties match the vests - in spite of how the colors may appear.