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Date: 10/31/13 10:22 AM
6-Hour Suit Challenge
10 am - 4 pm
174 Liberty St.
Concord, MA 01742
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!
Minuteman National Park Website and Directions
Friends of Minuteman
-- Edited on 10/31/13 10:26 AM --
Member since 7/30/02
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Date: 10/31/13 4:10 PM
I wouldn't mind being the person they are making the suit for.
With a great wardrobe that's still in the flat-fabric stage.
Member since 3/7/06
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.
Member since 11/25/11
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!
Measure twice, cut once. While this saying is useful in many ways, I have no qualms about editing my posts.
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: 1
New Projects started in 2014: 2
sewn in 2014: 0
bought in 2014: 17.25
I know...I'm procrastinating.
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