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Reviewed by:julesberry

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Posted on:1/1/07 4:48 AM
Last Updated:1/1/07 4:50 AM
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Tom P said... (8/9/07 9:57 AM) Reply
Great jacket. You might try one of the old-school Greist or Singer buttonhole attachments to get your machine to make keyhole buttonholes. That's what I did, and it works pretty well. It's a pain to switch the whole thing over, but I get pretty good results. The attachments run about $10 on eBay. I like the older style that don't use the machine's built-in zigzag stitch, as I think the ends of the buttonholes come out a little better.
AnneM said... (1/9/07 9:00 AM) Reply
Congrats on the jacket; this looks like a great alternative to other options. Nice fashion accessory (pet).
LornaJay said... (1/2/07 3:50 PM) Reply
Mary Stiefer said... (1/2/07 9:31 AM) Reply
I can see why this took so much time. Lovely, and he's cute too
krystalkaes said... (1/2/07 9:26 AM) Reply
Thank you for the review of both the jacket and Kenneth King's Tailored Jacket book. I love the jacket. . .and the cute little tailed critter too. :-)
julesberry said... (1/1/07 10:40 PM) Reply
popoagiesmiles - See previous review of the shorts linked to in the review for photos including the sort of clothes husband is likely to wear with the suit. As for where it is popular in the USA I have no idea (do Americans ever wear suits?) but it seems pretty common on the catwalks (eg see! Never seen anyone dress like this here (Japan) - husband intends to be the first. :-)
popoagiesmiles said... (1/1/07 7:30 PM) Reply
When I lived in Paris, my male friends would often wear long pleated tailored shorts, classic blazers, leather oxfords, leather belts and a polo or button down shirt with them. They looked at the same time classic, country club and stylish. But, I've never seen this look in the states. Perhaps it's popular in certain cities or parts of the country. Where is this style most seen? And, what sort of shoes and socks and shirt will your husband wear with these? I can see an upscale black tshirt or similar tone polo perhaps, but what on his feet?
Luckylibbet said... (1/1/07 2:35 PM) Reply
Great review! Thorough & informative - really appreciated.
CSM--Carla said... (1/1/07 1:36 PM) Reply
What an informative review, Julesberry!!!! Beautiful work and nice look on that handsome guy! Also referred back to your previous reviews--very thorough and helpful! Thank you! Carla
Skymom said... (1/1/07 1:23 PM) Reply
Wants to look like a rhinoceros?! How funny! Well, thanks to your skill, he looks much better than a rhino, although I do see the sophisticated rumpled effect he apparently was after. I also love the rat. My husband had a pet rat once, and it was the most adorable pet--until DH developed an allergy, and rat went to live a very pampered life in a middle school science class.
frame said... (1/1/07 1:20 PM) Reply
Great looking jacket. Great review.Thanks.
Elona said... (1/1/07 12:08 PM) Reply
You went at it boldly, and the result is quite elegant. Congratulations. The rat adds an interesting touch, too. Seldom does a rat get on-camera time in a fashion shoot.
sewbehind said... (1/1/07 11:32 AM) Reply
Very nice. The rat is the perfect finishing touch!
Kay Y said... (1/1/07 11:13 AM) Reply
Great work on this jacket, and an entertaining and informative review. Keep on sewing (now you can try a jacket for yourself!
BeckyC said... (1/1/07 10:33 AM) Reply
Your husbands suit jacket looks wonderful -- rat and all! Your DH is so lucky that you have the knowledge and resources to make a custom jacket to his specification. The fit looks wonderful too! Great review.
zoezmommy said... (1/1/07 9:54 AM) Reply
Impressive! Very courageous of you! Thanks for your detailed review.
janlorraine said... (1/1/07 9:22 AM) Reply
I am really excited to read your review since I am getting ready to make my husband a suit jacket too. I agree with you wholeheartedly about fusible interfacing; I never want to change the "hand" of a fabric and I do not trust glue to last for the long haul. I also like the idea of making an "unconstructed" jacket that will have a softer feel. I have come to dislike the over-padded look of men's suiting these days. I am planning to use Chanel techniques on my husband's jacket: it will look like a suit, but feel like a sweater (I hope). Thanks again! jl
Sewliz said... (1/1/07 9:18 AM) Reply
What a great jacket you made! I have seen many good looking garments with superfeatherweight tailoring in ladies' RTw lately. It would be fun to do some snoop shopping in Japan. I like the cute rodent accessory, much better than an alligator bag.
julesberry said... (1/1/07 8:01 AM) Reply

julesberry said... (1/1/07 7:47 AM) Reply
Lhan - thanks for the comments. Sorry the pictures are a bt scruffy but it isn't the weather for this suit yet and Japanese houses don't have central heating, so husband threw it on and I quickly snapped a few shots for the review. Hope to update the pictures sometime when the suit is actually in use.
Lhan said... (1/1/07 7:31 AM) Reply
What a lovely review! I like to make things for DH too, and deplore the lack of patterns. I have made him only a collarless jacket without any real tailoring, but it has been a huge success, and now your review inspires me to try something a bit more ambitious. I think your points about bearing with mistakes and not allowing them to overwhelm the process is great. The jacket looks good (your pictures are a bit small on my screen so it is a bit hard to tell). I love the pose, complete with friend!
Tany said... (1/1/07 6:01 AM) Reply
Awsome! Thanks for this review and all the valuable info on it.
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