1. Anonymous

    January 19, 2006 at 7:26 am

    That is some pad stitching O_o
    if you were a tailor by trade, you really wouldnt make any money…that would take you half a day!! And then there the chest, lapels….oh dear…2 days work :P

  2. The Sartorialist

    January 19, 2006 at 7:55 am


    My teacher insisted in 1/4 inch stitches

    Thats why I’m a photographer now.

    I must admit that after all this time that undercollar still rolls perfectly.

  3. sarno

    January 19, 2006 at 10:35 am

    mr. sartorialist, i was wondering if you could recommend a book and/or source for patterns for the construction of suit jackets?

  4. The Sartorialist

    January 19, 2006 at 2:25 pm

    We had a book but I don’t ever remember using it, we learned everything from our great teacher, Mrs. Karla Kunoff

    • Sue

      December 23, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      Being in Karla Kunoff’s classes was one of the best experiences of my life as a seamstress.

  5. an english girl in new york

    October 5, 2007 at 8:21 am

    I’m so pedantic about sitches it’s not true. My mother better not throw out my dresses when I leave home.

  6. *sP

    October 20, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    almost too bad that this is not what is seen in suits, the foundation, the construction. it is where the true beauty is. i had a garment construction course and the professor demanded that a garment should look beautiful on the inside as well.

  7. azure

    March 17, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I love to sew by hand, especially since I’m afraid of using a sewing machine-the needle moves too fast for my comfort. I’ve made so many different things, some worked, some didn’t, but they all manifested after I moved out so the only person who could trash them was me.

  8. Michael

    February 12, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Hello Scott,

    I can feel the pain that you had, when your Mom threw out your sewed with hand stitched collars and everything! I made a sports coat myself with hand stitched collars and horsehair fabrics etc… I still have it today and I wear it with pride.

    Greetings from Munich


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