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Jul 18, 2014

Gearing Up for The Next Big Thing



Friends, I played hookey yesterday: I went to the beach at Fire Island with my friend Nora.

We swam, sunned, ate raw shellfish, and had a lovely chihuahua-free day on Watch Hill.







I've hardly touched a sewing machine this week as I am still recovering from my suit project.  But I'm definitely thinking about what's next.

As always, I find myself rethinking some of my original ideas.

I've mentioned a number of times my intention to make a jumpsuit/coveralls this summer.  I bought this gray cotton fabric last month with that in mind.





My inspiration:



But now I'm thinking -- are you sitting down? --  of making another suit!  I was so pleased my navy suit that think I'd like a gray one, and since the project is fresh in my mind, I can tweek a few things I wish I'd done differently: minor things, but still.

Could you stand reading about another suit so soon? 

In other news, there's going to be a new camera in my life shortly (like, today).  Nothing wrong with the old camera (a Canon EOS Rebel XT) -- a fine DSLR camera.  The new camera (a Canon EOS Rebel T3i -- just the body, not the lens) is simply an upgrade with HD video capability.  Always exciting even if it means having to sell the old one to afford it.

And that's it.  I'm a little lobster-y today so I'm mostly staying indoors and recovering.  I love the beach and swimming in the ocean but an entire day in the sun is a lot for me these days.

Have a great day, everybody!

22 comments:

  1. YES! I can certainly stand reading about another suit making quest.

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  2. yay! Another snazzy suit! Bring it on!

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  3. For the camera, keep in mind... You are going to need new memory cards, battery and charger. The T3i uses SD cards. You will want a speed class 10 card for video. I have a 60D which is the mid-tier version of the 3Ti. Love it!

    Your suit was excellent, so I don't think anyone will be disappointed to see another.

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    1. I have a 32GB Class 10 flash memory card on the way!

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  4. Another suit! Oysters! A new camera! Vicarious thrills!

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  5. You needed to make some vitamin D. If you get jacked by how much you save sewing, suits are definitely money saved. A suit with the cut and funky details you loved would have really set you back. And that suit could not have been more versatile.

    Same with outerwear. And I find even simple coats are far warmer when you select the fabrics.

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  6. You should make a suit while the details of this one are fresh in your mind. At least, I would tend to forget!

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  7. Ahem. I think you know what I think you should be working on...

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    1. To quote M. Jackson, "I always feel like, somebody's watching me..." LOL

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  8. I think you could blend both ideas. Have you seen the versace jumpsuits for ss2015? They are cut smarter so that the top looks like a suit jacket. For me it would be more interesting to follow you doing a jumpsuit, however a regular suit would probable get worn more often and be more practical.

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  9. How easily does the grey cotton fabric crease? It would be a shame to put all that effort into a suit only to find it looking rumpled very quickly.
    Love your blog and your vlog which for me is my Monday morning treat as we are about 18 hours ahead of yoy.

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    1. Not that easily. It's a lightweight sateen (I believe).

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  10. Definitely the suit. The world does not really need a "fashion coverall". The fact that you are considering it clearly shows you have never worn one. Granted, being male you won't have to endure the "completely strip in order to pee" phenomenon that I only figured out after having made a couple of this style of outfits when they were popular in the 90's thinking they would be comfortable.

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  11. The suit you need to be sewing is a swim suit! You can do much better than the RTW yellow number in the photos. :) Fire Island looks like a tropical oasis. Good for you to take a day off.

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  12. Yes, another suit! (Partly because I think the jumpsuit is not a good idea... Even models struggle to look good in them.)

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  13. Ooh, we used the T3i at work. It's a great camera.

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  14. Another suit? Yay! Would you mind terribly if you shared some details of coat lapel construction? I would love you forever if you would. Okay... I will love you forever even if you don't, but I will be eternally grateful. :)

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    1. I will break things down more since I'll be working more slowly.

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  15. Good for you! It's sooo important to know when you need to take a breather.... even if its from something you love. My problem right now is too many things swimming in my head to sew! Makes it hard to concentrate on just one project at a time!

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  16. Please another suit Peter! I loved the blue one, ive had the vouge mens suit pattern for a long time now seeing how yours came out has inspired me. I am scared of tailoring ive never made pants or a blazer!

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  17. Oh boy! Another suit! I've just bought supplies to make a blazer (my first) for my adult son. Thanks for the inspiration! It's a scary venture and I appreciate any tips and/or techniques.

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