February 11, 2019

This week was a work week. First I learned the art of darning. It’s like patching, but rather then sewing on another piece of fabric, I interweave fresh thread to replace the damaged area. The cuffs on my nice selvedge denim jeans had torn. Then I tweaked my pants pattern a bit and finally, as a treat, I checked in with Pyjama Kid for a little musical delight.

February 4, 2019

This week I stepped away from the sewing machine and ventured around the city. I was on the hunt for a vintage men’s cable knit sweater. You know those old style white ones you see old geezers in sheep fields around Ireland wearing? One of those.

January 28, 2019

I was gifted this knit jersey fabric over the holidays that has a really 1970’s vibe to it, so I decided to look to the aforementioned decade for inspiration. I ended up sewing a mock neck short sleeve with small side slits.

I was also featured as a “man who likes to sew” on the Love To Sew Instagram page, so for a halftime break, I thought we could have a listen to the associated podcast episode because surely they featured me there too … right?

January 21, 2019

Yet another week and still no foot pedal for my serger. Mennonite Cornelius has a real go-get-um attitude so he toke over for the week and got to sewing some socks / cozies for his plants.

Full disclosure, he does speak Plautdietsch but I captioned the whole video.

January 14, 2019

I broke the foot pedal on my sewing machine so I decided to experiment with dyeing some fabric. It’s something I’ve been interested in so a perfect opportunity. Dyeing seems easy, right? I thought so too. Just put the fabric in some liquid and boom, done!

Nope. It’s a bit more complicated. It became a real learning experience for me.

January 7, 2019

Before the holidays I finished making the costume. This week, Pajama Kid got to try on his new PJs. We also did a little superhero theatre and played games.

December 24, 2018

Last week I started turning my nephew’s Pajama Kid superhero drawings into reality by sewing the top and bottom of the PJs. This week I finished the job and made the face mask & cape.

But also, this week we learn a little about his sidekick, Pajama Man.

December 17, 2018

My nephew loves Superheroes. He is also a creative little man and he designed his own superhero: Pajama Kid. In an effort to support his artistic endeavours, I am turning his imaginations into reality and creating the Pajama Kid costume. Watch the video on YouTube

December 10, 2018

I’ve been wanting a nice simple black turtleneck shirt / sweater for a while so this week I decided to make one.

And for a bit of entertainment, I shared some stories of my recent online dating experiences.

December 3, 2018

I don’t have any good workout / athletic clothing to go running in. I exercise wearing chino pants and Vans shoes for goodness sake.

So this week I decided to try my hand at sewing a pair of men’s joggers. I went to the thrift store and found A LOT of this thick turquoise jersey type fabric.

Is it my favourite colour? No, but this is my first time making joggers after all.