If you can't purchase it, make it yourself.

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by Adriel Rowley, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Adriel Rowley

    Adriel Rowley Senior Member

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    One reason I have not been on the forum as much is because been working on my first machine sewing project: three piece suit. First, you need trial garments and the hardest part is pinning oneself, free acupuncture. :p Ha.

    The main inspiration is Opa's two-piece DB suit from the late '40s. I love the suppressed waist, high-rise, and no pleats. Being I have larger hips compared to my lower legs, don't need pleats and instead leg width. A suit should improve ones appearance and I hope to do the same.

    Part of the reason I bought used pants to find what felt comfortable. Then, for a trouser pattern used pants ripped by a then foster puppy Daithi a couple years ago, adding leg width, rise, plus widened the waistband to two inches to match the cuffs.

    The vest I used a vintage McCalls, added lapels so wouldn't look off the rack, suppressed the waist, and considering going from five to six button since I am 6'-2" per what Matt S. said on the Bond page.

    The coat is new McCalls which I reduced the lapel width so just a little over half way across the chest and changed the lapel profile with more curve. Further, the sleeve patterns were rubbish, so drafted my own and had reviewed by a seamstress friend. Took three times before got the twisted wrinkles out realizing it was sleeve pitch; I am self taught so doing a lot of trial and "error".

    By the way, I was only planning to have the cream and silver dog in a picture, as always by my side, especially when sewing, so figured Serebro deserved credit. However, Ember the Golden insisted being in the picture first, my retired Service Dog. And Daithi photo bombed without me noticing until reviewing the pictures.

    So yes, I am eccentric and have a taste for eclectic vintage. Anything else? :p
     

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  2. FLMike

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    I thought your hair was now short.....shaved on the sides. Isn’t that what you said a few weeks ago? Are these pics older perhaps?
     
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    Adriel Rowley Senior Member

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    Nope, I still have the Rip Van Winkle look... As I said to someone else, rather be tailoring then looking good for the dogs (too disabled to work).

    Last haircut April 2017 took too much off the sides. Once warm weather comes and long enough to donate, will get shorn. Sorry that was not clear.
     
  4. FLMike

    FLMike Connoisseur

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    Ah, I must have misunderstood what you meant in your post on December 30th, when you said:

    “I have had all sorts of cuts, buzz, brush, Beatle, even to my waist length. Never seems I am with the times, especially now it is shaved sides and a pile of hair on top. As someone with a narrow face, makes me look like I am wearing a toupee.“

    Have to admit, I’m still a little confused. Is it shaved on the sides, with a pile of hair on top that looks like a toupee, or is it long all over (ala RVW)?
     
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  5. Adriel Rowley

    Adriel Rowley Senior Member

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    I thought I already appologized and explained about not being clear? Why rub it in, can't believe I be that dumb. Remember, have had two concussions and since the last things get scrambled and find most of the time not understood. If I didn't have the dogs I was worried I wouldn't make it. Why I avoided social contact for over two years, being on this forum has been the most social ever. I did take a break as Peak quit talking to me and really hurt, almost donated the ties he gave me. Hopefully I don't loose you too...

    I never did get a reply to my question. So why not take it fully off topic and answer? :p :pirate:

    To me, $40 is a lot of money when $225 of the $300 from the Special Needs Trust is spent on the dogs. Rather spend it on keeping clothes on me as there is no employment, so why bother shaving or cutting my hair?

    Figure when Summer comes, cut off close to the scalp in two ponytails for donation (I have really thick hair), then use the dog clippers to neaten and maintain a buzzed length. Then can go back to only needing a bar of soap and not have to by shampoo. When I get Social Security Supplemental Income, then can go in for regular haircuts. Back in December, thought was going to get approved, now have to have a hearing, so seems will drag out for another year. Must be nice to be normal and have employment with a regular healthy income.

    Thank you! :D
     
  6. FLMike

    FLMike Connoisseur

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    So the concussions or your disability caused you, on 12/30, to think that your hair was shaved on the sides and to type that on the Forum when it wasn’t in fact true? Ok, sure. Whatever.

    I don’t care whether you get a haircut or not, or what your hair looks like. I just don’t understand making stuff up for no reason. Good day, sir.
     
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  7. Adriel Rowley

    Adriel Rowley Senior Member

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    Can people mispeak? I was not trying to make anything up, just the LAST TIME I had a haircut it was cut too short.

    Not that you desire or want to know, however, maybe you or others do, so will extrapolate. A concussion means your brain hits the side of your skull and in doing so, can change brain behavior. I have more sensory integration difficulties after the second concussion, now wonder when tired my grammar also gets off like it used to in my youth.

    So you know I am not lying, here are a few articles:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5368187/
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5394165/
    https://www.spectrumnews.org/news/study-finds-grammar-tics-in-children-with-autism/
    https://theautismblog.seattlechildr...hildren-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-part-3/
    https://www.bu.edu/autism/files/2010/03/Roberts-et-al-20041.pdf
    https://theautismhelper.com/grammar-and-communication/
    https://waset.org/publications/2355/autistic-children-and-different-tense-forms

    Here is one of my favorite Shakespeare quotes:
    And it is very much lamented, Brutus,
    That you have no such mirrors as will turn
    Your hidden worthiness into your eye
    That you might see your shadow.

    In application, I can't see my faults unless pointed out. Our brain plays tricks on us. We can read our own writing and makes sense, however, when someone else reads it, they might find fault.

    And there is a reason I try to stay off the forum when tired, this is not the first time have made late night mistakes. Bet will not be the last either, just hope not to make near as many and folks kindly point it out.

    Must be nice to be a nurotypical. No deficiencies, no struggles, living comfortable and content. Blessed you are.

    Cheers.
     
  8. Shaver

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    Adriel, I wouldn't be so reckless with the accusations of NT. Has it occurred to you that a photographic memory and an obsessive urge for consistency might be evidence of a tendency towards AS?

    ;)
     
  9. momsdoc

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    Neurotypical. What a great term. I like it.
     
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  10. Adriel Rowley

    Adriel Rowley Senior Member

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    I can't take credit, think John Robison Elder come up with it in Running With Scissors. I like it too, describes without discriminating or demeaning.

    How about the sloper? No comment(s)? :p
     

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