Ordering Custom Textiles

Hey everyone. I'm trying to recreate the vest from Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I know it sounds strange, but I really want that vest. I've been obsessing over it for a long time.

Now, I look at the vest on display, and I can't decide if it's a knitted vest or made out of fabric, like sewn together. It looks like it has an elastic band around the waist and a black collar, so I think it might be sewn. But I can't get that fabric anywhere.

Is there any way to order custom textiles that ISN'T Spoonflower.com? I don't want printed textiles, but something woven. 

Can someone point me in the right direction? I have no idea where to even look, mostly because I don't know the terminology.


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lemonie6 years ago

Apparently, it's knitted:
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Super Cameraman (author) 6 years ago
Hey guys, thanks for all your help. I'm moving the discussion over to a new thread: https://www.instructables.com/community/Knitting-Machines/
Twinmum6 years ago
Looking at the bands it does look knitted. Appears others think it is knitted too

and one that someone actually knitted
Kiteman Twinmum6 years ago
I'm thinking that the "real" version is machine knitted?
Twinmum Kiteman6 years ago
Could be machine knitted, but I just looked at the picture above and really looked at the inside of the back piece. If that was machine knitted, the inside pattern would not be so distinct as the different coloured yarn would be carried along behind the stitches.
Kiteman Twinmum6 years ago
Kitewife agrees with "machine-knit" - machine-knit jumpers I've seen for sale don't have the coloured strands across the back.

Super Cameraman (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
Here's a much better pic, better resolution, more even lighting. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisaloulaa/5277692227/sizes/o/in/photostream/ Have a look. I was also thinking machine knit... Maybe I'll start a new thread, I'm gonna need all the help I can get.
Yes, definitely machine knitting.
Super Cameraman (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
Awesome, I'm so glad you could help me with this mystery. How much do you know about machine knitting? Would you be willing to answer some questions?

Also, while the vest itself is machine knitted, I'm assuming that the collar and waistband are sewn on? Only the pattern is knitted, not the black parts?
Me? Know about knitting? About as much as the next bloke who had to follow his wife around the clothing departments...

All the knitting that happens anywhere near me is (a) hand knitting and (b) done by my wife.

If you're after specific knitting advice, I'd start a new topic with an appropriate title. I reached the end of my expertise at 9:41 above. All else is googled.
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