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Home Tailored Suit Part 4 – Vents and Collar

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Before we can attach the collar we need to address the back. This will involve creating the vent or vents. I mentioned in the first post that I wanted a double vented jacket and drafted the pattern accordingly. Many jackets come with a single centre vent at the back (mostly due to the cost involved […]

Lovely button holes the ‘cheats’ way

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OK this is a quick post really to show a couple of people on Twitter how I do my ‘cheats’ button holes. I was having a chat with @almondrock_sews and @housofpinheiro about how I do my button holes without wasting time so here we go! We all love hand sewn button holes, they are beautiful […]

Complete step-by-step Neapolitan Jacket sewing tutorial

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After the huge success of my tailored shirt step-by-step tutorial, here as promised, is my Neapolitan Jacket tutorial. This post will not be 20 steps unlike the shirt but considerably longer and will feature a lot of photos!  This is what you are hoping to achieve if you follow the tutorial. A soft Neapolitan style […]

Italy is coming to Devon! (Well a little bit of it!)

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In my last post I mentioned I might make another jacket. “Oh no, not another Jacket” I hear you cry! well I’m afraid so. I have made many different Jackets and coats, both for myself and for other people: English, Tweed, Wool, Linen, Velvet, peaked lapel, notched lapel, lined, part-lined, mens and ladies. To this […]

I said something good was coming up!

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I posted recently that I had something special coming up – Well my latest project is a Wedding dress. Needless to say this will be a design and make that I shall have to keep a little secret until the big day and final reveal, just in case the Groom-to-be stumbles across this! My client, Gemma, […]

Half way through 2015…MDS Happy HalfaYearsary!

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So we are over half way in 2015 and back at the start of the year I decided it was time to start Blogging about my sewing. So I created Male Devon Sewing to do just that. The Blog was really intended as a way for me to keep a record of what I have […]

Linen Summer Jacket part 4 final steps and completion! Yay!

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So on to the final steps in the great Summer Linen Jacket make. The lining….I always seem to forget that when you make a lined garment you essentially end up making it twice: Once for the outside and once for the inside! Anyway I’m not going to bore you with every step as if you […]

Linen Summer Jacket part 3 – Collar, Lapels and sleeves

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So part 3 of my Linen Jacket sew-along and we move onto the collar/lapels and sleeves. All three are enough to put fear into anyone who sews. I look back at my first jacket and wince when I see a wonky collar; notched lapels where the notches were different shapes and sizes and sleeves with […]