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From: weddingdance
Date: 08-01-2006, 10:06 AM (1 of 3)
Hello All,

I'm looking for a pattern for a man's tailsuit that I could alter for a ballroom dance competition. I thought I had purchased a Lutterloh booklet that had one, but now I can't find it.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

Lee Ann
User: weddingdance
Member since: 05-21-2003
Total posts: 15
From: johnmouse
Date: 08-02-2006, 08:38 AM (2 of 3)
Burda pattern #8186?

Scroll about 1/2 way down and it's on the left.

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User: johnmouse
Member since: 06-23-2006
Total posts: 22
From: Carol in ME
Date: 08-10-2006, 09:38 AM (3 of 3)
I have never found a pattern for a tailsuit. I've looked. I have made patterns from old tailsuits I found in the costume room of our local community theater. I wonder if a local tux rental place might be looking to "retire" a tailsuit or two in the size you need that are wearing out, maybe for a small fee? By local i mean Joe Shmoe down the street who runs the business himself, not the national rent-a-tux business. You can ask them too, I just lower my expectations for businesses that have little in the way of ties to the community.

Our local Joe Shmoe donated zillions of tuxes to the local theater. Come to think of it, many were a color no longer popular (powder blue). So maybe there is a color that's gone out of fashion he or she would be willing to part with.

A tip from the tailor who taught me the trade: take apart only half the garment when you make your pattern from it. Leave the other half intact, as best you can, so you can use it to reconstruct the garment.

For my dance teacher's tux, I decreased the sleeve cap, narrowed the sleeve, and made the armscye a tad smaller. I added elastic loops and buttons that fastened the jacket to the trousers, thus holding the jacket down and the front of the jacket in place.
User: Carol in ME
Member since: 01-27-2003
Total posts: 105
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