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« Reply #120 on: June 07, 2018, 05:38:04 PM »
Hi everyone. I'm a Swedish guy currently living in Barcelona, Spain. I am not sure yet where my ambitions lie concerning joining this forum. I recently acquired Cabrera's book that comes recommended. But haven't yet decided whether to dip my feet in the water. It might just end/continue as a deeper appreciation of the craftsmanship that goes in to making bespoke garments. Happy to be here!

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« Reply #121 on: July 20, 2018, 04:09:24 AM »
A good day to everyone on this forum. I am Gijsbertus, from the Netherlands. Trying to master the great but difficult art of bespoke tailoring (just as a passionate amateur) soon I discovered how difficult it is to find people who can teach you a little bit. So I turned to the internet hoping to find instructions and help there. But, although there is a lot to be found on the internet that is relevant, I could find nothing that is integral, complete or or coherent. Until I ran into the 'Cutter and Tailor' forum, that is. A vast resource, and it seemed to offer everything I had been looking. However, to my despair it turned out that the 'Cutter and Tailor' is defunct now, one cannot register anymore nor become a member of the forum. So I had to leave it behind and once again continue my search. It took quite some time but finally I discovered this forum, the 'Bespoke Cutter and Tailor', which seems to be some kind of continuation of the old 'Cutter and Tailor'. I am so very happy to have found it! Now I cannot wait to begin my online apprenticeship. Much looking forward to it.

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« Reply #122 on: August 18, 2018, 12:12:23 AM »
Hello & Good morning from Texas. My name is Paul Villforth and I have been making clothing and corsets since 1993. I originally started sewing in the 1970s to restore the interior of an antique automobile using the techniques that were common in the early 1900s. From automotive, I progressed to making my own flat patterns for clothing. An early clothing interest was swimwear. During 1993 to 1995, I took some courses at Houston Community College in Fashion Design, commuting 185 miles per day. Through the courses I took, I was able to become adept at flat pattern design and draping. I started making corsets in 1994 and developed a line that I eventually took with me to China when I moved there in 2009. While in China, I taught English and Automotive Engineering classes in Nanjing and Dalian. I returned to the US in January 2016 and I am in the process of rebuilding my business. Since I have lost much weight, I became interested in making my own dress shirts and dress slacks. I have always had an interest in Western clothing and I am presently working on a suit pattern in the Western style.
I tried to join thecutterandtailor forum at the suggestion of David Coffin, but there is a problem with the site verification and it is impossible to complete the registration. David then suggested I join this forum. I am attempting to perfect my shirt design and construction skills using a course put together by Mike Maldonado from San Antonio, Texas.

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« Reply #123 on: August 18, 2018, 02:54:49 PM »
Cool JPaulV,

Nice to have you with us.  This forum arose at a time when the C and T was beginning to become unstable.  We were very worried about the loss of so much valuable information and experience.  It's not as slick as the other site, but its very usable and feel free to go your hardest. :)

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« Reply #124 on: November 08, 2018, 11:45:50 PM »
Good day everyone,

I've ended up here after unsuccessfully trying to register on The Cutter and Tailor - seems to be a recurring theme. I'm a 3rd year fashion design student in New Zealand, but I'm lucky enough to have recently worked as an intern at Richard James in London, and I'm currently completing an exchange semester in Milan. I'm greatly interested in tailoring and bespoke, and constantly complain that there aren't enough resources to be found online... But I have a feeling this may be what I'm looking for. In the future I'd like either to complete an apprenticeship, or go on to pursue a master's or doctorate.

In the meantime, I'll be here practicing my hand stitches and drinking a tad too much Italian wine.

Lovely to be here and excited to join the community.

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« Reply #125 on: November 10, 2018, 12:22:51 AM »
Keep posting!
‘Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquillity that no religion can bestow.’ - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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« Reply #126 on: December 09, 2018, 02:24:34 AM »
Hi I'm Guilda,

I have had a passion for the art of sewing since childhood, and with the aid of a great many good books I finally entered the craft as an adult. It didn't take long to realize that I longed for the crisp details that elevate the home sewer toward the road of tailoring from home.  Besides, I love the Audrey Hepburn look!

Guilda

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« Reply #127 on: December 11, 2018, 04:32:48 AM »
You will do fine, there is no reason why a dedicated home sewer cannot produce professional quality garments, as long as you have the basic machines and learn how to use them, the rest is practice.
The magnificent tools of the professional tailor
http://www.movsd.com/tailors_shears/  ;) ;D

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« Reply #128 on: December 22, 2018, 07:14:06 AM »
My name is Christopher.  I was on the old Cutters and Tailors forum. I work for Ewbank Clothiers here in Horse Country in the States where we specialize bespoke hunt clothing for the mounted hunts.

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« Reply #129 on: December 23, 2018, 12:07:01 PM »
Greetings Christopher.
‘Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquillity that no religion can bestow.’ - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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« Reply #130 on: January 04, 2019, 08:39:34 AM »
Hi folks,

I'm Steve, 35, from England. I'm very keen and very amateur! I've been sporadically lurking on the Cutter and Tailor, and generally procrastinating about actually picking up a needle and thread, for a couple of years now.

The last couple of days I've been revisiting the Learning to Tailor Through Self-Tuition and Basic Stitches threads, and this evening I've finally taken the first steps and began working on my hand-stitching.

Who knows where this first step will take me, but I'd very much like to reach a point of being able to tailor full three-piece suits!

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« Reply #131 on: January 04, 2019, 09:17:56 AM »
Better late than never eh Steve? Bienvenue.
‘Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquillity that no religion can bestow.’ - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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« Reply #132 on: January 04, 2019, 09:39:22 AM »
Thank you kindly!

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« Reply #133 on: January 13, 2019, 09:03:21 AM »
Hey y'all, got a referral from WA to post over here, so here I am.

My Oma taught me some mending and hand sewing when about 12. All started with loosing a button on a shirt and her requiring I fix it myself (she was a tough loving mommy and I miss her terribly). I did make a vest out of a pair of corduroy pants that got ripped, then about 14 believed the lie men don't sew and quit.

Fast forward to about two and a half years ago, decided to teach myself how to machine sew, then shortly after was in a vehical in rush hour traffic and an older woman not paying attention drove right into the back shortening the vintage Mercedes wagon about a foot and a half. Slow recovery and still make writing mistakes, so please forgive me if my grammar especially my tenses get off.

Then about October, a good friend gives me a Singer 328K and decided to fulfill a dream that took almost 20 years: to make my own clothes. I am basically self taught using a few YouTubes. I have a trial three piece suit made, which will post it's own thread after this.

Also, I was diagnosed as Autistic shortly before my 22nd birthday, only gotten help a couple years ago, so still learning all the social rules. Seems there are always a handful on forums that have to point out all my deficiencies despite the fact we all have things we are working on. Hopefully being open and honest helps prevent miscommunication and instead enhance understanding.

Thank y'all in advance for the help and allowing me to grow in this new found love.

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« Reply #134 on: January 19, 2019, 08:37:36 AM »
Hi.
Hendrick here. I am partner in a design studio that was founded over twenty years ago. We offer forecasting and design services mainly for wholesellers and commercial brands. Over the years we have seen tremendous change in businesses with them sourcing from ever lower wage countries.
I was ”born in the industry”; my dad was an accomplished master tailor who became partner in a garment factory. Clearly, I had a great view of the near total demise of the garment industrie in Europe. Before my dat would let me go to fashion school, he decided I “must learn something about garment making”. Hence, I was sent to technical colege and got an associates in garment manufacturing. Mind you; the sewing I did there is best described as “very experimental dressmaking”. The pattern making training, however, was excellent; we got the full rundschau method rubbed in. Otter than some modifications I didn’t do any  sewing for years. After all  these years in fast fashion, however, my fingers  started itching, I bought avfew gorgeous old sewing machines an slowly I am taking off! For now, all this is “therapeutical”. I am happy to to be here, taking a bow to all you lovers of the arts, not in the least place to the highly inspiring Rory Duffy...

Thanks for your contributions, greets, Hendrick