Thursday, May 14, 2009

black uniform

I think that we are finished with this black uniform. I am very pleased with the results- it looks crisp and clean, fits well, but not too tight and the sleeves, which are cut with a "grown on" gusset hang nicely even just on the stand.
I made the decision to cut the sleeves with a gusset even though the other tailors did not.
When you have a suit that fits quite closely and has a belt at the waist, whenever the person lifts their arms, the jacket rises and sometimes gets stuck and will not drop back down easily. A gusset allows for lifting the arms with minimal movement of the body of the coat.
This jacket has box pleated pockets with flaps on the chest and bellows pockets with flaps on the hip. The centre back is cut on the fold and has curved frock seamed panels ending in double vents.There is a self fabric belt. The medals and lanyard were made in the decorating department.
Next on my to do list- get the last of the doublets trimmed and ready for Tuesday.

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