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 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.

December 4, 2017

Today was my third attempt at sewing pants and just like the saying goes, third times a charm … psych!

It went terribly! I’d had purchased the cheapest fabric I could find at my local thrift store and it made the going tough. The fabric bunched up, tore and generally was difficult to work with. Seems there is always another lesson to learn.

On the bright side though, I did finally get a decent pattern that I like the fit of, so there is that.


November 27, 2017

Last week I sewed my first pair of pants. They were much too big in the hips, but, I did make them from scratch and they were a good start. I took what I learned and tried again and not only that, this time around I also put in a proper flyer/zipper.

I was able to improve a lot of the mistakes I made in the first pair so thumbs up to me but then made a whole series of new mistakes this time around. Enjoy.

November 20, 2017

It’s been nothing but shirts up until this point, so I decided to head south of the border. I decided to take on the challenge of sewing a pair of pantaloons. Just like my pants, I’m making this pattern from scratch and going this route, of course, makes for an interesting experiment.

November 13, 2017

I’ve made a few t-shirts now so by internet standards, I am professional! But not only is this a REAL how-to tutorial, the video is jam-packed with tips and tricks.


November 6, 2017

I’ve been making a bunch of t-shirts. I’ve made about 638263205 of them. However with each, I have been improving the pattern and by the end of this video, I finally have the perfect pattern … just for me.

October 30, 2017

It is spooky season so it’s time to dress up. My little nephew is being Darth Vader and he asked me to be Kylo Ren … so how could I say no to that? Also, I was invited to a Halloween party and needed something to wear. Rather than buy a costume, I decided to make one.

Full disclosure, I’ve never watched Star Wars or know anything about it.