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This is from a pretty old book, about 1900 -1910? Looks like a military blouse to me.

This is not a prussian collar. A Prussian collar would have a high stand in the center front.
This collar has a stand that fades to nothing at the center front. Itīs more a Slipon-collar as we call it in German. I think the line W-U-c-d-W is the collar stand. The line W-a-c is the base construction line, the distance W-c being the needed neckline length.
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Just wandering on the tinterwebs and found this preview for a tailoring book...




A closer look, for detail.



Well... It looks like a way on how to draft a Prussian collar, but what makes it unique is that it is drafted in a similar way to a regular coat collar (or even the convertible collar for overcoats, except that this is drafted as fastened high up, closed, in the neck, rather than drafted as an open collar)

Now.... considering that I'm doing a further investigation to this obscure method to shed more light, can anyone be of help? I think some of you are familiar of this.... and a clearer picture of this can be helpful.


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General Discussion / Re: Urrrr, its hot today in Sydney.
« Last post by Greger on January 09, 2018, 06:28:23 PM »
Years ago mom made some baggies that have rice inside. Put them in the microwave to heat up and they are nice and warm, or slightly hot. They make getting into a cold bed much nicer. One down by my feet and two more for each side of my ribcage and belly. If I lay on my side two more. One between the knees and the other resting on top of knees. Probably a foot long and six inches wide and may be a third full of rice. The one by the feet is twice as big. The three main ones take about 3.5 minutes to heat up in the microwave. They seem kinda silly, but work really nice. Scraps of cloth comes in handy for other things, such as this.

I think doctors nowadays say for old men, "Hire a young man to shovel the snow." Last time or two began thinking that is a good idea. Of course, I'm thinking I'm not really that old yet. But my body is thinking I am. Saves on the pain medication to pay someone else. Don't want to be like other old men who found themselves in the hospital.

Cross country skiing is a lot of fun. Haven't done that for some years. Don't think my body is stretchy enough for downhill skiing, since I would be doing a lot of falling at odd angles. A friend likes snow shoeing up mountains. That is a lot of work, but a nice view.

Yay snow!
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Drafting, Fitting and Construction / double breasted waistcoat 1948
« Last post by pfaff260 on January 09, 2018, 06:15:29 PM »




Has to be this one.

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General Discussion / Re: Urrrr, its hot today in Sydney.
« Last post by hutch-- on January 09, 2018, 10:56:24 AM »
Look on the bright side, all that shovelling should help to keep you fit and healthy and its much cheaper than going to a gym.  ;) Now what I am not sure about is who or what gets the ibuprofen and who or what gets the heated pad. The heated pad may be useful to stop the car's fuel system from freezing but I doubt that the ibuprofen would reduce the car's aches and pains.

Its a great photo by the way, the problem for me is I would not last long enough to enjoy the photo as I am no good in the cold.
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General Discussion / Re: Urrrr, its hot today in Sydney.
« Last post by TTailor on January 09, 2018, 09:41:24 AM »
Looks great, I agree. Heavy though. It went up to 0C today, it had snowed all night and stopped around noon today.
A good 20 + cm of fresh wet snow. I had to dig the car out, cleared a 10 foot wide by 20 foot space for the car. I thought about how much all of that weighed, but I dont want to know now.
Ibuprofen and a heating pad is called for tonight.
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General Discussion / Re: Urrrr, its hot today in Sydney.
« Last post by Greger on January 09, 2018, 05:44:58 AM »
That looks nice, Terri. Snow is amazing stuff, for a while.
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General Discussion / Re: Urrrr, its hot today in Sydney.
« Last post by TTailor on January 09, 2018, 01:59:19 AM »


This is what I woke up to.
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General Discussion / Re: Urrrr, its hot today in Sydney.
« Last post by Schneiderfrei on January 09, 2018, 12:41:06 AM »
Ooh, Hutch that sounds nasty.
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General Discussion / Re: Urrrr, its hot today in Sydney.
« Last post by hutch-- on January 08, 2018, 07:44:35 PM »
I am better in the heat than the cold but well over 43C (110F) is getting a bit hard to handle. I had to go outside a couple of times and it was stubbies and a T shirt and importantly a big hat. In OZ its an Akubra, about the size of a Stetson in the US, so you don't fry your head. You stick to the shade as much as you can but its better to stay inside. Lucky with these old brick houses in terraces that they don't heat up badly. Top story warms up a bit but downstairs stays in the middle 20s (centigrade) ad you really notice it when you come back inside.

The great loss was the damage done to a big plant I have out the front of the house, the heat had by 9am fried the fronds (like leaves) on the philadendron I have there and while the plant is big enough to just grow a new set, it will look like a sack of spuds for the next few months.
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