June 16, 2018

So I took that pattern from last week and made a sample pair of pants, strictly for the fit. This photo makes them look good but they’ve got issues. There’s some weird pulling / pinch in the crotch area … hence this side angle. Of course I filmed the process.

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June 14, 2018

Between those curls & that facial structure, I have a classic look … which is why I bought these @rayban aviators from @robertbgshomes. Now I just need to get myself a role in a Starsky & Hutch remake. That or Super Troopers 3.

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June 11, 2018

Last week I made a brand new pants pattern. I based it on the Rundschau method which turned out to be quite technical.

This week, I started by going to the thrift store and picking up some fabric and then made a basic sample pair from said pattern. Surprise, surprise, it wasn’t perfect. I adjusted the pants to get them closer and tried them on again.

By the end of the day, I had a pair of pants that are close to satisfactory, but not close enough so … tune in next week when I try again.

June 9, 2018

This past week, I focused on making a basic pattern for pants and … this is it. As you can tell by the squiggly lines, I don’t exactly know what I’m doing and because I’m learning, I made it out of old flyers patched together with electrical tape. Yeah.

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June 6, 2018

Over the last month or so, this little garden of mine has been making an appearance in my videos. Some of the plants have been thriving, others are struggling a bit while others are late bloomers, literally. However, I haven’t gone completely crazy and started naming the plants like I have my mannequins. I am

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June 4, 2018

I have a pattern for pants & shorts, but as I’m learning how to sew, I realize that it is not very good so I am going back to the drawing board … literally.

This week I focused my efforts on creating a new pattern tailored specifically to me, from scratch. I used the Rundschau drafting / cutting system for trousers. Sounds fancy, huh? I thought so too.

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June 2, 2018

I’m thinking somewhere along the Mediterranean, fresh bread and some cheeses. Maybe snag some grapes from a vineyard and head down to the beach where there is slightly less waves then in this illustration. Also, I made this shirt.

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May 28, 2018

I finished it up. The shirt is done. But not without a story.

It was a rocky start, I stumbled through some hiccups but found my footing to continue. A ton of process later and a second hiccup, but this one large enough to change the course of the garment.

In the end the shirt got made. I learned. Summer’s here & it’s all good.

May 24, 2018

I can now strike off another item from my 2018 fashion list. I spent entirely too long looking for these and they aren’t 100% what I had in mind, but when is anything ever? Also, I was just being picky, but I wanted a nice pair I can love for a while.

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May 21, 2018

I’m still very much learning how to sew, so I am and will be repeating projects … often. This weeks video is one such repeat.

A few months ago I made my first button up shirt and it was okay but kind of meh so I am returning to sewing a button up but incorporating what I learned from the first one, making new mistakes but generally, improving my skills.

Since the first shirt, I have modified my basic body pattern which means I also had to remake elements of my pattern like the collar, placket, etc …

But most importantly, because I’m still learning, I went to the thrift store and picked up a used bed sheet for $3.50 as my fabric.