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Thom Bennett

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Re: Please introduce yourself here.
« Reply #225 on: May 03, 2020, 07:24:29 AM »
Hi there, welcome to the forum, what do you wish to achieve in your sewing journey?
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« Reply #226 on: May 04, 2020, 07:20:15 PM »
Hi everyone :)
I'm Matt from Poland. Hope to learn a lot from you guys :) I am on beginning my sewing journey but I'm very exciting :)

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« Reply #227 on: May 04, 2020, 07:29:59 PM »
Hello everyone,
my name is Jasper. I am german, and currently studying in the netherlands and pursue sewing as a hobby. After some experiences with sewing basic jackets (with no shaping or canvas, so very two-dimensional), I am now happy to have found this forum and get deeper into cutting and tailoring.

I have done one suit jacket made of linen, which does not have any lining and was completely done by hand (following a burda pattern). As I cannot afford a large amount of material at once, I am looking to get a more italian style with little padding, canvas, and a mostly unlined jacket. My next project for the summer is an unlined double-brested linen blazer (that will be the first time I use a canvas). I will update this post if I have made any changes to my goals and efforts.

I am very much looking forward to the contact, and grateful to have stumbled upon this resource.

Best,
Jasper

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« Reply #228 on: May 04, 2020, 07:37:40 PM »
Addition: I am fluent in english and german (was born in germany and study in english). So if you have trouble translating certain passages of german tailor-related texts, I'd be glad to see whether I can be of service.

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« Reply #229 on: May 04, 2020, 08:38:04 PM »
Buona sera Contadino!

Vedure o Fruiti?

Ciao G

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« Reply #230 on: May 10, 2020, 07:55:38 AM »
Hi there! My name is Steve and I'm an American living in Chicago. I would classify myself as a definite amateur sewer. I've been sewing for about 5 years and feel fairly comfortable on my sewing machine, however I'm very new at making garments, having only completed my first shirt a few weeks ago (with lots and lots of help from David Coffin's wonderful book). I did this using a commercial pattern that I modified to fit my weird body type (tall and very thin), however I am determined to figure out how to draft my own patterns. My goal is to be able to make wearable shirts for myself, and hopefully trousers at some point as well. I'll leave the coats to the pros  :)

I imagine I'll be asking for a lot of guidance in terms of taking measurements and fitting - If anyone's posted a guide to taking measurements, I'd love to read it!

Also, I speak passable German which has already been a huge help in reading over the Rundschau method and other materials curated here.

So: Hallo!

Ties Dufraing

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« Reply #231 on: October 14, 2020, 07:40:50 PM »
Hello everyone,

I've been a long time lurker here and before on the C&T forum, thought I'd make it official by becoming a member ;-).
My name is Ties (Dutch name, pronounced as 'Tees') and I am a (aspiring) tailor. I make all kinds of garments from the simple tops of trousers my clients ask me for, over costumes to bespoke suits (not that many yet but I hope to improve that). I usually come here when I get stuck on a fitting or construction issue ...

See you all around!
T.

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« Reply #232 on: October 14, 2020, 11:30:28 PM »
Welcome Ties,

Its about time someone started a foto project of construction on the forum, if you are looking for ideas.
:)

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« Reply #233 on: October 19, 2020, 11:37:42 PM »
Hello, I am a total novice to sewing, having at most sewn buttons onto my clothing when they have come off in the past. I came to be interested in home alterations after getting interested in menswear, and talking on other forums about linen garments and the viability of constructing some myself led me here. I decided to sign up after watching about 20 short videos of a gentleman from this forum construct a suit jacket entirely by hand one after the other, and thoroughly enjoying the experience. My goals here would be to learn how to construct at least some of my own garments to my own specifications and to a high enough quality that I am comfortable wearing them in the medium term, and performing basic alterations to a good standard in the short term. I must confess I have no knowledge of professional tailoring or what it takes to actually make a living from it, but what I saw yesterday aroused my interest more than any algorithm, technology, or novel programming language ever did. I also have a lot of time on my hands as of late, so I cant think of any better time to learn a new skill.

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« Reply #234 on: October 20, 2020, 05:19:16 AM »
Welcome, Sammy.  There are a number of us "personal sewing" enthusiasts on this board.  What I strive for in my makes is that someone who does not sew cannot tell I made it, unless I tell them.  Mid-price men's ready to wear to me has always been a good standard to emulate so I will take things apart to see how they are put together.  Learning the techniques of sewing is the easy part; the hard part is learning how to fit.