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Sew a Suit in 6 Hours, 18th Century-style
Minuteman National Park tries to do this on November 2
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Date: 10/31/13 10:22 AM

November 2
6-Hour Suit Challenge

Hartwell Tavern
10 am - 4 pm

174 Liberty St.
Concord, MA 01742
978-318-7822

News from the Friends of Minute Man National Park

Saturday, November 2
The 6-Hour Suit Challenge
Hartwell Tavern. Route 2A Lincoln, MA
10 am - 4 pm

An English tailor in the 18th Century once boasted that his shoppe could measure a customer, create a pattern, and finish a suit of clothes in six hours. Minute Man NHP's own group of experienced tailors are going to put this claim (and their own skills) to the test. Can such a thing be accomplished? Visit Hartwell Tavern and find out!

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Date: 10/31/13 4:10 PM

Fun!

I wouldn't mind being the person they are making the suit for.

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With a great wardrobe that's still in the flat-fabric stage.

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Date: 11/2/13 12:56 PM

Oh, I am so sorry that I just heard about this! Can't make it, but I'll call my granddaughter who lives next to the Park. She'll love it since I' m teaching her to sew.

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Date: 11/2/13 1:33 PM

Yes, it can be done. It takes organization, coordination and quite a few sewers. There are Hong Kong tailoring shops where you can still get a completely hand-made suit in a day. But it's certainly not a common thing, especially in the US. More power to 'em!

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UFOs completed in 2014: 1 - woohoo! finished my oldest UFO - an apron cut out in the mid-80s with a pattern from the mid-40s! and the bias binding promptly disintegrated in the wash! Ok, it was from my Great-Grandmother's stash, which means it was bought anytime from the 1910's to 1970's.
Projects started recently completed in 2014: 4
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