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Masterwork

Creation of a bespoke suit

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Personal consultation

During the initial conversation, I will have ample time to discuss your particular style, select the fabrics and take all your body’s unique measurements. I would like to emphasise that all of my work is cut and handmade by me personally, on site at my atelier in Vienna. This allows a degree of control, personalisation, artistry and quality at the highest level. This makes my garments so exceptionally interesting, inspired and unique.

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Paper pattern

Subsequently, I will cut an individual personal paper pattern, taking into consideration your body’s specifications, your wishes we have discussed and the rules of the Golden Ratio. Each individual paper pattern is unique and will be stored for documentation purposes, so it can be used again for any future orders.

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Cloth cutting

Next step is cutting the cloth by hand, considering pattern/grains, warp and weft, leaving extra cloth at certain seams, allowing for the suit to be altered at a later date (weight fluctuations, fashion changes etc.).

"There hardly can be a greater difference than between any two people."

Honoré de Balzac

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Preparation of the first fitting

The separate parts are being marked by white basting thread, ironed into shape and then temporarily stitched together for the basted fitting.

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Canvassing

For the forepart of the jacket, a supporting substructure will be created, built up of several layers. The canvas, consisting of wool fibre, linen and horsetail hair, will ensure that during its complete lifecycle, the jacket will conform to your body’s shape. No fused or glued inner canvas will ever be used. Because of the flexible construction of the canvas, the jacket will retain its model and shape.

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Basted fitting

The first fitting resembles a building’s frame: it serves as a check on the shape and model. A range of details of the model will be discussed and amended if needed.

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Implementation of the model

After the basted fitting any alterations will be noted and applied. The pockets will be attached, the chest piece is being styled. Subsequently, the interlining will be incorporated. Collar and arms will be attached.

"The most essential impact of elegance is: hiding the effort it requires."

Honoré de Balzac

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Forward fitting

The second fitting equals an intermediate fitting. The main body has already been finished. The shoulders, collar and sleeves will be checked over for form, position and length.

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Completion

After the second fitting the suit will be completed. The shoulder construction will be finalized, the sleeves will be inserted, the buttonholes will be handmade using a silk thread.

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The finished suit

At the third and final fitting, the garment is ready. During this final fitting there are rarely any adjustments to be made.

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