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#1 Dunc

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:25 PM

I am currently planning construction of a double-breasted waistcoat in the following style:

 

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(This is taken from Men's Vest Drafts - The Master Designer on the other forum, and is described as a "double-breasted vest with points". It will not have a lapel.)

 

It's based on a fairly simple modification of an SB draft that I've already made up a couple of times.

 

Normally when constructing an SB waistcoat, I'd tape the entire front edge from the shoulder line to point 39. However for the DB version, I'm not sure whether I should tape any further than point G. Does anybody have any thoughts?

 

Also, if I should tape the front edge G - H, how should I manage the corner at point G?

 

(I may have other questions on this once I get into construction, hence the open-ended post title.)



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:38 PM

I cant make out the diagram in the original post it is too blurry!

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 02:58 AM

Sorry, do you mean the image in my post, or the post over on the other forum?



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:44 PM

Taping is for achieving a nice crisp edge and to prevent any stretching in the bias areas. 

The whole edge is on the bias, so it would be too stretchy without taping and would loose it´s shape very soon. So tape it from the neckband to the turning point (point G?) and futher down to the hem point(Point 39?). Just clip the tape at the turning point like you would at a lapel corner to keep it less bulky.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:40 PM

Thanks peterle, that makes perfect sense!



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Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:24 AM

Hmmm.. those images I posted in that post were originally pdf links, but now they are tiny images! Need to fix that.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 11:03 PM

Sorry, I hadn't realised that the diagram in the OP was broken,,, Let's try that again:

 

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 09:15 AM

There we go! :)


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