August 12, 2019

The responsibilities from last week continued this week, but this time it was taking care of my nephew for a few days. With the time I had left over, I made the remaining laundry bags using recycled fabrics.

August 5, 2019

I’m a grown man and I’ve been throwing my dirty laundry on the floor in my closet. Shame. I had visions of making a magnificent hamper contraption with pulleys, levers and such but in the end decided to use what I had in my apartment to sew a laundry bag. That, turns out, was the true genius.

July 29, 2019

I had 1 yard of this plaid wool fabric to make a pair of pants so I decided to sew some three quarter slacks.

Entertainment Corn also shared some of his more “delightful” past fashion wears.

July 22, 2019

I hosted mom and aunt for our first official session of the Mennonite Embroidery Club. Silliness, comedy, tomfoolery and shenanigans ensued.

July 15, 2019

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks making myself a rain coat and this week I finished it! I made a few minor tweaks, waxed the outer shell and put in the snaps to connect the lining to the jacket.

Yay me.

July 1, 2019

Last week I started working on a rain coat and made the outer shell. This week I made the lining for the coat.

June 24, 2019

For the past few weeks I’ve been figuring out the basics of making a raincoat, a few days ago I made a sample jacket and now I’m ready to get sewing the actual coat itself. This week I focused on sewing the outer shell.

June 17, 2019

It’s been raining a lot, so I want to make myself a rain coat. I did my research and discovered a technique known as waxed cotton, waxed canvas or tin cloth. It’s a process of permeating cotton fabric with a combination of waxes and oils to make it water resistant.

I bought myself all the necessary materials and got to work experimenting with different techniques. These are the results.

June 10, 2019

I have never made a hoodie before, but I want the skillset in my arsenal, so I did a bit of YouTubing to figure out the basics and then from there figured out it by trial and error.

Step one: drafting.
Step two: cutting.
Step three: sew.
Step four: fix and repeat.

June 3, 2019

Spring is here — although it doesn’t feel like it — and it’s time to get plants and seeds in the ground if there’s to be an autumn harvest, so Mennonite Cornelius got to work both planting some greens in his apartment but also made the pilgrimage to his hometown to help get mom’s garden sown.