My Recent Creations

Discussion in 'Repros' started by dmar836, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Have been on a jeans kick recently. I studied various USN dungarees, CCC/M35 jeans, and prewar US work trousers but I'm not done. Drafting a pattern is a headache. Then there are always things you wish to refine so each is an ongoing project. I also have many other projects going.
    I have quite a few rolls of denim saved up - mostly from Pacific Blue but I also pick it up from upholstery shops/etc. if I like the feel.
    Here are a few things I've done recently:

    Late war '43/'44 dungarees. Fairly light 9oz denim(close to spec) but it's as if there is some stretch to the material and I don't like that. I think the pattern is pretty spot on. Very comfortable but with the 22" circumference legs they are not really too stylish. Belt loops are spec width but not what you typically see. FullSizeRender-2.jpg FullSizeRender-3.jpg


    1918-ish 9oz.duck US Army work trousers(my interpretation). A lot of talk about brown denim but there are few examples to study. Duck was popular and easy to source. No cinch on the back of these. This is a precursor to a CCC pattern I want to do and needs refinement and more rise. Already have paint on them(house redo) and they have shrunken too short. FullSizeRender-1.jpg IMG_3647.JPG
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    I made this pattern from some Lucky jeans I ruined in a moto accident years ago. I loved the fit so always kept them. This 11oz.ish denim was supposed to be standard indigo but was not blue with white weft but rather blue with blue weft so the back side is solid navy blue(note the cuffs). They are much darker in person. Used olive thread. I have a little over a year on(in) them. Had 70 yo pillow ticking pocket flaps and a tan vintage zip but those didn't last so have been replaced.
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    This kinda shows how dark they are.
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  2. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    I'm always amazed at the skills and talent of the members in this forum. A very impressive bunch for sure. Those jeans look great! Nice work.
     
  3. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    My loose interpretation of the USN shawl-collared jumper. Started pattern with a USMC jumper so its a little "roomy". There is a standard way to make shawl collars - I need to try it again and do it "their" way.

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    Hand sewn buttonholes and clothes stop holes. Buttons from Mash, Japan.

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    This Dungaree chambray shirt was a modification of a 1944 civi shirt pattern. Buttons from Mash, Japan. I rather like the way it turned out so I wear it quite a bit.

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  4. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    hey now, that shirt is aces, my man. sign me up is ya make em and sell em. outstanding.
     
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  5. Skip

    Skip Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dmar, like the army trousers, Would you believe Im not usually a brown trouser man but something about that colour grabs me, sort of suits the look of them? and the jeans are cool.
     
  6. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, sort of a Carhartt-ish color. These are just "different" enough that my friends know when I've made something but not different enough to be cool.
    I have the idea to reproduce one of Glenn Fords corduroy (sort of Levi Type 2) jacket. Also a denim one with front pleats and D pockets.

    Dave
     
  7. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    You're a talented fellow Dave. I'm always amazed by people who can do this sort of thing as I wouldn't even know where to start. And I'm with Matt those duck trousers are especially nice.
     
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  8. Cocker

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    This is, indeed, mighty impressive. Keep sharing your work, Dave, I dig it a lot!
     
  9. Cobblers161

    Cobblers161 Well-Known Member

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    Impressive skills there Dave, great work!

    If you ever go into production put me down for one of those Shawl Collars in HBT/Olive ;-)
     
  10. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent work.
     
  11. johnwayne

    johnwayne Well-Known Member

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    Can only echo other comments, well done that man, sounds like we might have another JC or DD in our midst but in a different arena?
     
  12. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    outstanding craftsmanship!
    congrats for your skills!
     
  13. Tommy

    Tommy Active Member

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    These are amazing, especially the shirt!

    If you were to produce these on a bigger scale, you might have a fair few customers on here?
     
  14. Cocker

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    I must say I'd be interested in the shawl collar jumper and the shirt too, they look amazing. And the duck trousers too...
     
  15. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    i`m after one of those shawl jackets in my size since a long time and would also be interested in one
     
  16. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Very nice work, I'm especially impressed by the proper hand sewn button holes.
     
  17. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Unfortunately, with the time it takes, it's difficult to compete with ATF, etc. How they can make a chambray shirt for $59 I don't know. I have half that in fabric and buttons. Someone has a cheap jumper as well.
    I'll still stick with mine!;)
     
  18. Silver Surfer

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    the atf navy chambray shirt is crapola. it is real light weight, the buttons fall of in an instant and the sizing is goofy. made in the peoples republic of whoknowswhere. thats why its 59 bucks. and, imho, not worth half that. the one to beat is the buzz navy chambray shirt.
     
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  19. Pilot

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    Very nice.
     
  20. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Well, trust me, that BR shirt for $100 is a steal. $28+US to ship is a bit steep but that price tag is very reasonable IMO.
    Dave
     

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