August 13, 2018

With the shirt done, the only thing left was for the actual wedding to happen, so both sides of the family convened at my sister & brother-in-law’s home.

But more then just it being a wedding, I learned something new about my family that had never been talked about.

This is the story of the whole weekend.

August 6, 2018

Last week I started working on a shirt that I’m going to wear for my sister’s wedding. This week, I finished said button-up and I can genuinely say, I kinda like it. I am okay with the sewing and the fit is pretty good. But not only did I get the shirt done, my sisters

July 30, 2018

My sister is getting married! Well technically, she is already married, but they’re having a big celebration to bring the two sides of the family together so I’m going to take the occasion to make something new for myself!

It’s going to be an outdoor affair so I’m going to make myself a summertime shirt. I’m going to make the shirt I’m wearing in this video, but better. Yay me.

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July 23, 2018

I’ve been working hard all summer. Making money work, not fun, silly goose sewing videos hard work. Sure, my bank account has been flush with cash but my life has fallen out of balance.

So this week’s video is two things, a therapeutic venting session and a chance to catch up on some patterning odds & ends I’ve been meaning to do.

July 16, 2018

My ironing board looks like bloody murder, literally. I accidentally melted my red wax tailor crayons in a previous video, combined with it just being really old and stained over time. Full disclosure, I did get it for free so who knows the history?!

So … I went to the haberdashery shop, picked up my supplies, then stopped by the thrift store for fabric and got to work.

July 9, 2018

This week there was no time for any goofs or gaffs, it was straight to business to get the pants done. This series has gotten too long. I did however invite my family (Manny & Mandy) to hang out while I sewed because I figured they could offer the entertainment factor. They did. Watch the

July 2, 2018

After 4 weeks, I finally got myself a pants pattern that I am okay with so I went to the thrift store and picked up some fabric. I figured I’d find some meh-cloth, but then there it was: a deliciously beautiful blue, supple and soft “Superfine Worsted All Wool Made in England.” Holding it up though, I realized that if only I was smart about it, there’d be JUST enough to make one pair of pants.

Let the trouser sewing adventure begin 🙂

June 25, 2018

I really don’t have anything new to say here. I’m still trying to get this pants pattern thing just right! But anything worth doing is worth doing well, right? … so the pattern saga continues. Not to ruin the ending, but there is finally some progress this week … Watch the Video on YouTube →

June 18, 2018

For the last two weeks, I’ve been working on creating a new pants pattern. I created the initial one based on the Rundschau method for men’s trousers. It’s definitely an improvement on my old pattern but still not perfect. This week, I took everything I’ve learned so far and made a new, slightly modified pant pattern.

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.