Thank you for your enthusiasm over the Belvedere Waistcoat
! I'm really looking forward to seeing how your waistcoat projects turn out!
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The other day, Amy, one of the helpful Belvedere test sewers, sent me a link to the blog post
which featured her husband's finished vest. I enjoyed reading about her fit alterations, her thoughts on the garment design, and her perspective on construction methods...plus, we both agree that her very PNW photos could fit right in on our website!
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I've also received a couple of emails lately with photos attached featuring absolutely gorgeous tailored Goldstream Peacoats
. Here is Zak's rendition featuring a surprise lining!
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Zak did a very thorough job canvasing the coat front. He recommended a series of Youtube videos called "The Making of a Coat"
by tailor Rory Duffy. I somehow hadn't come across Rory Duffy's channel and am so thankful to Zak for pointing it out to me! Duffy is a Savile Row trained Master Tailor who founded the Handcraft Tailor Academy
in Ireland. His videos are beautifully filmed and very informative. Well worth a watch!
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The second set of photos that I received was from Rachel who has been working hard over the past months to create not one, but two carefully fitted Goldstream Peacoats! She made one for each of her two sons. Here they are looking very smart (accompanied by Rachel's daughter-in-law).
Thanks, Amy, Zak and Rachel, for sharing your project photos! I hope you are as pleased with how your tailoring projects turned out as I am. :)
Matt and I are heading off on a camping holiday all of next week (EXCITING!!!) so I won't be blogging next Friday...but when I'm back I will be raring to go with the Belvedere sew-along. See you then!