March 19, 2018

I’m going back to school! A metaphorical school that is …

This week I decided to learn how to sew the welt pockets often found on the back of pants.

The process was fairly straightforward thanks to a few tutorials I found on YouTube but that didn’t mean I was any good. I ended up making three copies of the welt pocket just to improve my technique and get some experience under my belt.

March 17, 2018

My babies are a week old. I made them last Saturday and I have had the most delicious naps this past week. You’re missing out. I did make a video about making these pillows. Wanna see it?

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March 12, 2018

I nap on my couch on an almost daily basis. The pillows I have are hard and uncomfortable. But I am not a problems man, I believe in finding solutions, so I went to my local thrift store and bought fresh pillows along with some super soft blanket scarves and got to work. Boy am I looking forward to my future naps.

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March 10, 2018

… and these are the fabrics I am sewing with.

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March 8, 2018

Who is not only the proud owner but also the creator of this here table/counter island … Or as I call it my peninsula? This guy! I made it out of an old Ikea cabinet and filmed the process. Oh, you wanna see that video?

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March 5, 2018

This week I traded my fabric for some wood, my sewing machine for a circular saw and my shears for a drill.

I got a free microwave but have no space in my kitchen … ette. I had also received an old Ikea dresser so I decided to upcycle that wood and turned it into a counter/island type thing for not only the microwave but also additional countertop space.

It was a cheap & cheerful project and the final result, surprisingly decent. Perhaps that’s also because I didn’t have any expectations.

March 3, 2018

Earlier this week, I fixed up a few of my band collar shirts and I decided to take a few glamour photos of them.

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February 26, 2018

At the end of last year and beginning of this year, I made two band collar short sleeve shirts. With both of them, I buggered up the collar and the front placket. Since then, I’ve learned how to sew them properly so I decided to go back and fix said shirts.

As I got to work, it became evident that it wasn’t going to be as easy as I thought it would be. In fact, this week was more fraught with problems than usual. I persevered, called out to Jesus for a bit of help and managed to finish up the revisions.

When done, I had certainly improved upon my old work. The new placket and collar aren’t perfect but there is improvement and progress so I am pleased with that. Life is about the journey and not the destination … am I right?!