Pad stitching is awesome. It’s fantastic. It’s often replaced with fusible interfacings and spray-glue products, and that’s a darn shame. Because pad stitching is pretty nifty. It’s used to bond an infrastructure layer (traditionally hair canvas in tailoring) to the layer it’s stiffening (often the under-collar). And the great thing is, it provides MORE STRUCTURAL GLORY than the original infrastructure product can on its own. Beat that with a stick!    Here’s how ya do…

Pad stitching is awesome. It’s fantastic. It’s often replaced with fusible interfacings and spray-glue products, and that’s a darn shame. Because pad stitching is pretty nifty. It’s used to bond an infrastructure layer (traditionally hair canvas in tailoring) to the layer it’s stiffening (often the under-collar). And the great thing is, it provides MORE STRUCTURAL GLORY than the original infrastructure product can on its own. Beat that with a stick! Here’s how ya do…

Thoughts on Late 18th Century Breeches: Tips on making Breeches  http://drunktailor.blogspot.co.uk

Thoughts on Late 18th Century Breeches: Tips on making Breeches http://drunktailor.blogspot.co.uk

Fixing the Singer 367

Fixing the Singer 367

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Pattern for long, narrow-fall breeches. Pattern from Men’s 17th and 18th Century Costume, Cut and Fashion by RI Davis.

Holy breeches, Batman!

Pattern for long, narrow-fall breeches. Pattern from Men’s 17th and 18th Century Costume, Cut and Fashion by RI Davis.

Sleeve Fitting for Movement – or Victorian BFFs  I wish I'd read this before wasting the last 3 days on failing to put sleeves on a jacket.

Sleeve Fitting for Movement – or Victorian BFFs I wish I'd read this before wasting the last 3 days on failing to put sleeves on a jacket.

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