February 19, 2018

Last week I made a tote bag out of denim. I made it not so much because I wanted a jean tote bag but because I wanted to make a practise version before I used the beautiful fabric I had found for this week’s project.

I improved the pattern a touch and added a gorgeous floral fabric liner. However, as I got into the project, I had some early issues with the phone I was filming on and then the fabric presented a series of its own challenges! I conquered and created a tote bag I am proud of and am actually using. Woot Woot.

February 12, 2018

I’ve had this tote bag I really like for about 10 years now. It is the perfect size because I can use it to haul all my supplies when I’m out for the day but is still nice and slim and carries well.

It’s breaking down so I decided to recreate it. I started by taking the measurements and drafting a pattern. I bought some scrap denim fabric at my local thrift store and then went about making it. I used the denim not because I want it to be made of denim but because it is the perfect weight to make this first tester bag out of.

There were a few hiccups and some goof and gaffs along the way but in the end, it ultimately turned out well.

February 5, 2018

Last week I started the shirt and this week I finished it. Simple as that. What I had left to do was sew on the front plackets, cuffs of the sleeves and the collar. I hemmed the bottom and sewed on the various buttons too.

There were some hiccups along the way, but ultimately, I finished the project.

Oh, and how could I forget the big reveal?! I tried it on of course.

January 29, 2018

In the last two videos, I practised how to sew the various elements of a button-up shirt. In one I learned how to sew a sleeve with a placket and cuff while in the other I figured out how to sew a collar. Now, I’m combining everything I’ve “mastered” and making a complete, proper dress shirt.


January 22, 2018

I am going back to the basics and learning how to sew the various elements of a dress shirt. Last week it was the collar and this week it is the sleeves.

Overall the process went fairly well, of course, there were at least a few hiccups along the way but ultimately it turned out well and I’ve learned something new.

Yay me.

January 15, 2018

I have been struggling to sew the collars on my past few shirts, so I decided to take a step back this week and make JUST a collar.

January 8, 2018

This week I remade the shirt I sewed in a previous video. I wanted to improve upon the mistakes I made in the previous effort and I was able to improve upon said mistakes but ultimately, I made new ones this time around.

The challenges ultimately turned this week’s video into more of a therapy session than a story about making a shirt better.

December 21, 2017

Thank you for these @lifebyk8. They remind me of “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane“, one of my favourite country jams growing up.

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December 20, 2017

I turned 30 over the weekend. I am basically a wise old sage at this point, so I thought it would only be fair if I shared my years of life experience and wisdom with all you plebs. I offer advice from daily life choices to what you should eat. After watching this video, your

December 11, 2017

I’ve been sewing pants for the last three weeks and needed to change it up, so I made a top this week. I made a polo kind of shirt with a basic band collar. I’m not sure what you call this model of shirt, but … yeah.

As per usual, I messed up and made a bunch of mistakes along the way. What better way to learn, right? Also, it’s entertaining, so there is that.