1950s suit jacket – first step in tailoring process – Leachway pattern

by Wild child Sophie on May 1, 2014 · 4 comments

in 1950s,Jackets,Mens,Vintage Sewing

Hello everyone!

I would like to present you the latest big work I am working on : a 1950s suit jacket! It is based on a vintage british jacket I bought on ebay :

I only made the muslin for now, modified the pattern and chose the fabrics! I also read a lot about the traditional interlining and structure of a suit. Now I can’t wait to start sewing it! :)

If any of you have any advices for me for this kind of work, I would be very happy to read them!! :)

If you want to see more about this project, come and visit my blog :)

Thanks for reading!!


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Pinhouse Playmate May 2, 2014 at 4:51 am

Ooooo this is gonna be awesome!
Do share the result (and the process!) :)


Anonymous May 7, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Hehe I hope! Yes I am finishin interfacing, coming sooooon!! :)


Fabstract May 4, 2014 at 2:44 pm

My only advice would be: interfacing is your friend!


wildchildsophie May 7, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Oh yes, my mistake, in the post I wrote “interlining” instead of “interfacing” . Indeed it has been my best “friend” lately on this jacket haha!
Thanks for your advice :)


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