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Men's Suit Pattern?

I'm looking to make my own men's suit - i.e. jacket and pants. Does any have, or have a link to, patterns for a suit? I can't find anything using google, but not having looked for patterns before, there may be an awesome resource out there that I don't know about. We are hosting a Zoolander-theme party, and I want to make an awesome suit out of animal/snakeskin print material. As a side note, how much effort would it be to make a suit? I'm not talking something that you could display as art, just something that looks the part, and wont fall apart on the night. Thanks! Alex

Alfton1 year ago
Men's suits patterns by the custom tailors are usually unique if they are by a famous tailors like David-Fashions, They are very well known custom tailors and also they are experienced.
Lance Mt.4 years ago
For anyone still curious, heres a link to 7 mens suits. http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/men-pages-180.php I'm looking to make a 3piece mens suit. Anyhelp?
trialex (author) 4 years ago
Well, here's the result!

I ended up buying a pattern on ebay for $1. I made this one with alternating black white and orange panels. I wear it to the football to support the Wests Tigers.

I probably put ~30-ish hours into it, so there was a lot of work, probably too much for a one-off party. I'm sure I could go a bit faster next time though.
suit jacket done.jpg
lucek5 years ago
making a suit isn't too hard. it's a bit more complicated than the jackets I've made because of the lining but nowhere near the Flore length cape I made for my sister (if you have a pasture that calls for a 12' seem don't use it.)
one piece of advice keep track of your arms and the notches. it is exceedingly easy to put them in backwards and end up with a suit that wont fit.
BTW it's not free but at $17.99+~3yards of fabric isn't too bad, about $30. sorry if this is too late for the party.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20338236
http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2835&PRODID=xprd862712
trialex (author)  lucek4 years ago
Thanks for the reply!

The pattern was sold out by the time I read your message.

Will keep my eye out on etsy.


BTW This question is now #1 google result for "mens suit pattern"
lucek trialex4 years ago
yeah that's how I found it. I was looking for one (an Asian style) whenI ran across this.
Seryn5 years ago
Try Winifred Aldriches Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear - warning theres some fairly awful maths involved but its the basics that you can turn int o any pattern you like (after you've gotten over the manths - therapy helps)
Hey, I am znako, I am from Sweden, I tried this website once www.coliseum-suits.com They provide affordable men's tailor made suits, I don't know exactly what do you do or what you need to wear for a zoolander party but anyway...
canida6 years ago
I think you'll just have to haul yourself over to a craft store and root through their pattern books. They'll definitely have suit patterns- it's just a matter of dealing with bricks, mortar, and dead trees. I've only seen novelty patterns online. The clothing pattern companies are decidedly old-school.
trialex (author)  canida6 years ago
Thanks. So when I do, how much should I be prepared to pay? I don't want to go in unprepared and get ripped off by the craft store cartel...
canida trialex6 years ago
For patterns? JoAnn's around here sells the high-end ones for up to $20.
Goodhart canida6 years ago
Wow, and with material costs, and time involved, this will not be a cheap project for him, will it ?
trialex (author)  Goodhart6 years ago
Well, I'm hoping the suit will be suitably (pun intended) awesome to wear to many fancy dress events in the future, so I'm not too worried about the cost, more that the sewing will require more skill than I currently posses.
I am not skilled in that area for sure, even though I had to do a little of it in "middle school" eons ago. The only thing I know about such things is that they are sewn from the inside, while it is inside out. Then it all becomes mysterious to me LOL

So, I hope the end product, the suit, suits you....or would that be that you suit yourself with the suit ?

??

Goodhart6 years ago
Would this:

{click to view Suit}

If so, they can be found here: Men's suits ...
trialex (author)  Goodhart6 years ago
Not bad, but the pattern isn't available for sale! What is the deal with patterns? Are there very little "open source" patterns around? Is everyone just selling patterns?
I don't know....I see plenty of suits for the ladies for sale: http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/topsearch.pl

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