July 15, 2019

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks making myself a rain coat and this week I finished it! I made a few minor tweaks, waxed the outer shell and put in the snaps to connect the lining to the jacket.

Yay me.

July 1, 2019

Last week I started working on a rain coat and made the outer shell. This week I made the lining for the coat.

June 24, 2019

For the past few weeks I’ve been figuring out the basics of making a raincoat, a few days ago I made a sample jacket and now I’m ready to get sewing the actual coat itself. This week I focused on sewing the outer shell.

June 17, 2019

It’s been raining a lot, so I want to make myself a rain coat. I did my research and discovered a technique known as waxed cotton, waxed canvas or tin cloth. It’s a process of permeating cotton fabric with a combination of waxes and oils to make it water resistant.

I bought myself all the necessary materials and got to work experimenting with different techniques. These are the results.

June 12, 2019

In this week’s video, I taught myself both how to draft a hoodie pattern and then sew it. It was a case of incremental improvements.

Want to see the video? It’s the post before this one, or click the link in my bio.

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June 10, 2019

I have never made a hoodie before, but I want the skillset in my arsenal, so I did a bit of YouTubing to figure out the basics and then from there figured out it by trial and error.

Step one: drafting.
Step two: cutting.
Step three: sew.
Step four: fix and repeat.

June 7, 2019

This photo is inspired by that famous painting of the farmer couple standing in front of a house and the man holding the pitchfork.

In this week’s video, Mennonite Corn travelled to his home town to help momma in the garden.

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June 5, 2019

I made these shorts a few weeks ago, then I fixed the waistband a week after. There’s videos about the process in my feed.

These photos are me trying out a few different ways to wear them.

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June 3, 2019

Spring is here — although it doesn’t feel like it — and it’s time to get plants and seeds in the ground if there’s to be an autumn harvest, so Mennonite Cornelius got to work both planting some greens in his apartment but also made the pilgrimage to his hometown to help get mom’s garden sown.

June 1, 2019

I made them a few weeks ago and then this past week I fixed up the waistband on them.

The fabric is very comfortable but the best part is that I can wear them dressed up or down.

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