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#37 jefferyd

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 02:33 AM

Have you been to their store? I am debating on checking them out. They are pretty much my last hope for tailoring supplies in the NYC metro area.


No- I ordered by phone/fax. Great, fast service.

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 08:40 PM

I would like to add The Lining Company. After getting fed up waiting for MacCulloch and Wallis to dispatch my order (two weeks and counting after placing it), I stumbled upon this website. I place my order yesterday, they dispatched it the same day, and it arrived this morning.

They list 11 types of body canvas, 8 types of chest canvas, and 105 different colours of bemberg lining, as well as some nice buttons including both white and smoke MoP as well as horn buttons in various colours. They also have undercollar melton in 29 different colours and silesia pocketing in 9 different colours.

And you can order easily through their website, no need to phone or anything.

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 01:46 AM

where might i buy a 1/4 sized tailor's (designer's) square? i have one made of cardboard (provided in a drafting book) but its not very sturdy. i've googled and all that, but haven't found anyone selling one.

thanks for your help...
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Posted 24 October 2009 - 05:22 AM

where might i buy a 1/4 sized tailor's (designer's) square? i have one made of cardboard (provided in a drafting book) but its not very sturdy. i've googled and all that, but haven't found anyone selling one.

thanks for your help...


Not sure you'll find quarter scale- half is common, though. Search for Fairgate Half Scale Designer's Square.

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 07:01 AM

You might be able to get by with an architect's scale. It has many scales on it. But, it's a straightedge.

Myself, I prefer a 1/2 scale square. As Jeffrey says, they're easy-to-find.
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Posted 25 October 2009 - 05:03 PM

^^^^^no wonder i've been unable to find a 1/4 sized square. thanks tp both of you
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Posted 25 October 2009 - 05:39 PM

^^^^^no wonder i've been unable to find a 1/4 sized square. thanks tp both of you


I agree with above, 1/4 is possible but they are Architect's rules, but at 1/4 scale it is hard to get all the nuances and make the pattern scale well. I recently did a set of 1/4 scale block patterns for an article I did and I didn't notice till after published the collars were too short and some of the curves might have been a little out of proportion. Then I again I did draught all 8 of them really quickly. I do prefer to work with half as it still feels and acts like a proper pattern. Now the only time I do 1/4 scale is for my work book along with the measures and instructions.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:12 AM

Even for practice drafts, I work in half scale - still. If I need to refine the graphic for print purposes, I'll scan it into Adobe Illustrator as a layer, then re-draw the draft.

Half-scale drafts fit nicely onto an 8.5X11 or 11X17 paper, btw!

I'll tell you what I'm looking for, though: a half-scale men's full body dressform. I have a couple iffy half-scale women's full body forms.
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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:47 AM

I'll tell you what I'm looking for, though: a half-scale men's full body dressform. I have a couple iffy half-scale women's full body forms.

I don't think Wolf makes them, but Alvaform might, and they have been doing some very interesting stuff with the TC2 data.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 08:19 AM

Yes, Alvanon is on the list - definitely. I saw an article where a costume designer was using a half-scale version of Alvaform's female full-body. They're not listed on the website, so a phone call is in order.
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Posted 29 October 2009 - 07:28 PM

please see my first postings on this forum,
http://bespoke.blog.lemonde.fr/. nice site all in french but you can translate to english by using babylon otherwise some mute films to check out
shop for tailors the old fashioned way http://www.lafayette-saltiel.com/
enjoy
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 12:40 AM

A Dutch supplier for all kinds of interfacing, chest pieces, necktie interfacing, sleeve heads etc. http://www.actk.nl/eng/index_eng.html



Dear Els. I know this is an old post, but I am increasingly finding that a lot of these makers aren't really interested in selling short lengths. They really only want to know about you if you are willing to buy in bulk. Does this maker sell to anyone interested in buying short lengths? And what is the quality of their product like?

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 02:56 AM

Dear Els. I know this is an old post, but I am increasingly finding that a lot of these makers aren't really interested in selling short lengths. They really only want to know about you if you are willing to buy in bulk. Does this maker sell to anyone interested in buying short lengths? And what is the quality of their product like?


You can buy short lengths from a Dutch tailoring notions store http://www.beautyvof.com/ , they carry most of the canvas/ interfacings made by http://www.actk.nl/eng/index_eng.html

Unfortunately the website is only in Dutch but you can email them in English of course e-mail: sales@beautyvof.com

This store is The one for tailors/dressmakers because they sell everything we need and if you are registered at a Chamber of Commerce ( Kamer van Koophandel in Dutch) you can buy for whole sale prices.

If you need some help just let me know.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 03:35 AM

This store is The one for tailors/dressmakers because they sell everything we need and if you are registered at a Chamber of Commerce ( Kamer van Koophandel in Dutch) you can buy for whole sale prices.

I can help as well, the Mrs. and I are with the KvK
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Posted 07 November 2009 - 01:51 PM

Any other suggestions for NYC tailoring supplies would be greatly appreciated.


MJ Trimming gave me a good quote for horn buttons at wholesale prices:

http://www.mjtrim.co...8507/18507.aspx

M&J Trimming
1008 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Their prices work out better than the English sellers, or the German seller listed above by Schneidergott.

20mm $135 for 100

15mm - $90 for 100

Alicia is very prompt at answering emails and helpful:

alicia.garcia@mjtrim.com

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 04:39 PM

MJ Trimming gave me a good quote for horn buttons at wholesale prices:


Their prices work out better than the English sellers, or the German seller listed above by Schneidergott.

20mm — $135 for 100

15mm - $90 for 100


A 14mm horn button costs 0,24 Euro at the German shop (www.schneiderknopf.de). That is about $36.00 for 100.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 05:18 PM

So it is, I misread it and misplaced the decimal point. Are they good quality?

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 06:46 PM

So it is, I misread it and misplaced the decimal point. Are they good quality?


Well, I think they are. But the only buttons I got and get to see on a regular basis are their plastic copies which, unlike the original horn button, all look the same.

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