Wednesday, 24 April 2013

This Ben Zuckerman coat, dating from the 1960's is a master class in tailoring. Plaid is a very difficult material to work with if you are going to make it look well. This coat has perfectly matched the pattern from one side of the coat opening to the other, as well as matching the plaid from the bodice to the sleeves. This is usually only done on higher end garments as it involves careful planning when cutting the material as well as increased wastage of fabric as there would be parts of the material that couldn't be used as it would cause a pattern mismatch.
Photos courtesy of Yagazuze.

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