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Cummerbund

New postby Magot on Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:19 pm

I am frustrated that all my searching reveals that the Burdastyle Cummerband pattern seems to have disappeared from the site. I am intending to make one for my SIL for Christmas and have material to use which matches the hat I made him last year. I am fairly sure I can wing it but I am hoping someone on the site can raid their male's wardrobe and let me know the finished dimensions of the front sash portion. All my searching reveals that it is normal to have 3-4 pleats in the front section that face upwards. I plan to make this and secure the pleats then attach the side trapezoids. This will all be lined in black and interfaced before attaching the ties.

My looking at pictures seems to reveal that the depth of the cummerbund is about 1 1/2 cuff widths - any ideas? Tomorrow I think I'll make a practice bow tie....
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Re: Cummerbund

New postby sewingmom on Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:43 pm

Jan, Here is what I turned up in a search. Hope it helps and you get a good finished product.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2308158_sew-cummerbund.html
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Re: Cummerbund

New postby Magot on Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:11 pm

Useful measurements thanks - I think I will go with pleated rather than gathered though for a man.
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Re: Cummerbund

New postby HeyJudee on Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:51 pm

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Re: Cummerbund

New postby lendube on Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:58 pm

Good luck with it, Jan. No help here. Just thought I'd mention that I've always known it as a "cumberbund". Looking around it seems to be acceptable too but cummerbund is proper and original coming from the Hindi language.

I did read in the newspaper not too long ago that the pleats face upward since they originally had the purpose of crumbcatching. Now isn't that interesting??? ;)
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Re: Cummerbund

New postby Magot on Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:43 am

Also facing up so your man about town can put ticket stubs and the like in the pleats..
Thanks for the links Judy, feeling more confident now - I love the fact in the last article it says,

"Make sure it fits and looks the way you want it."

well, yes, that is the whole reason we sew...
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Re: Cummerbund

New postby bridesmom on Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:10 pm

lendube wrote:Good luck with it, Jan. No help here. Just thought I'd mention that I've always known it as a "cumberbund". Looking around it seems to be acceptable too but cummerbund is proper and original coming from the Hindi language.

I did read in the newspaper not too long ago that the pleats face upward since they originally had the purpose of crumbcatching. Now isn't that interesting??? ;)


LOL Now that would only work if their belly wasn't hanging over the cummerband!
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Re: Cummerbund

New postby lendube on Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:31 pm

Hey Laura, ever hear of a dicky-do??? ;) :D
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Re: Cummerbund

New postby Magot on Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:33 pm

I have nearly got a bow tie finished - just need a dickie and a Tux now for the full set..
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Re: Cummerbund

New postby bridesmom on Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:52 pm

ROTFLMAO! Well, until I looked up the definition, I had no idea what it was. Now I'm enlightened!! Thanks Lennie! You certainly know how to cheer a girl up!
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