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Elvis Aloha jumpsuit

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Category Sewing
Sizing Men
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What materials did you use? White suralene gaberdine. Studs, gems and mountings. Zipper Interfacing Haboti silk lining Red satin for leg godets

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What are you most proud of? Each stud, and all of the stones were hand set (not glued). The studs pierce the outside and the points on the back side were hand crimped. The 'gems' wre individually set in Tiffany and Cabechon mountings and each mounting was individually hand crimped. All of the stud work on the back and front and sleeves had to be done prior to constructing the outfit. I made a muslin of my original design and adjusted the muslin to fit the customer. Then cut the actual jumpsuit from the adjusted muslin. Jumpsuit involved 160 hours of work.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a project that requires much patience and a good knowledge of sewing construction to design the pattern. I used a shirt that fit the customer as a basis for cutting the newly designed jumpsuit pattern from muslin. The 'cuffs' and 'leg godets' had to be very carefully designed to look accurate to the original. The collar required extra work as it has to stand up and hold the gem and stud designwork. It was a huge accomplishment, and now I know why they charge over $2500 for the same suit in Nashville.

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HI DO YOU MAKE ELVIS ALOHA JUMPSUIT I NEED ONE BAD I DO ELVIS WHERE I AT WANT ME TO PUT ON A SHOW THEY LOVE ELVIS THE PEOPLE CANT DO THING FOR THERE SELF

02/07/2015 Flag

Hi Gerry. I do not make Elvis suits anymore. They are far too time consuming and not cost effective. This suit took me from late Sept. to the first week in January to complete. Each stone and/or stud was hand set. Total cost: over $2000.00. There is a company in the south who does make Elvis impersonator suits. I'll try to find the link for you.

02/13/2015 Flag

Here are two links to places that make custom Elvis tribute artist suits: www.proelvisjumpsuits.com. and b-k-enterprises.com

02/13/2015 Flag

What did you use to crimp the prongs?

02/25/2015 Flag

Wooden disposable chop sticks.

02/27/2015 Flag