Caius - Alois Trancy - 19th June 2014
Waistcoat finished after a somewhat delay
Well, after a delay due to problems with my grandmothers’ old iron that I’ve been using up until now (don’t force me to go into detail with the problems, you don’t really need to know it and I’m still angry at it for ruining mainly my shirt for Levi, it’s rust all over the front pieces of it atm)... I’ve finally been able to finish the waistcoat, with the help of my very own iron that is awesome.
This time I didn’t make the pattern for the waistcoat, in fact, I got a pattern for one when I bought some other patterns (such as a pattern for neckties and cravats, etc, accessories to sum it up), so I simply edited that one a whole lot. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a green fabric with black stripes, so believe it or not, but I had to make the stripes for it. With black satin ribbon that I sewed onto a forest green polycotton fabric, thus making the stripes. It was a pain (I spent about two hours on each stripe to get it as strait as possible), but I’m pleased with them none the less – and happy it’s over, because it’s boring after a while doing it over and over again.
As always the collar didn’t cooperate with me (I hate collars…) but I was able to pull it off in the end anyway and I’m quite pleased with it, and the collar + the back of the waistcoat is the black gabardine from the attics (yes, I still have leftovers of it! My attics rules, lol). And the entire thing was finished off with some black lining and the most good-looking buttons I could find for a cheap price.
There’s still a few things on it that I’m not overly pleased with, but I guess that I’m “lucky” that it was mainly the lining that screwed things up this time (so no one but the judges if I were to enter a competition will see those failures). That and one thing on the back of it, which you won’t notice unless you’re the one ironing it. So four things overall is things I hate about it, even though they’re not very “large and noticeable” things. On another note I'm not sure if I like how the buttons and buttonholes turned out...
For now, you’ll have to live with this instagram photo, but someday when I’ve been able to transfer the photos from my camera to the computer I’ll go ahead and update it.