October 16, 2017

My sister got getting married. Married to a Nigerian man and his mom really wanted to have a traditional ceremony. My brother-in-law is her last child and she wanted to make the most of it so we all decided to get on board.

Part of getting on board was wearing the traditional outfits. I was provided with mine and it was too large so I decided to tailor it down. I probably shouldn’t have done that … details in the video.

October 7, 2017

Last week I went back to the building blocks, did my homework like a good school boy on a school night and drafted an optimal bodice. This video I crafted that pattern into a wearable garment.

White tees are timeless and perfect for testing form. Plus, I scored this 1 – 1/4 yard of untouched soft-to-the-touch jersey from my local thrift shop. Score.

September 30, 2017

I’ve tried making a polo two times now, messed up something on both, so third times a charm right?

I didn’t actually end up making a polo shirt but I did learn a lot about how to make a pattern and, well, about myself.

September 22, 2017

Last week I tried my hand at sewing a polo shirt for the first time. I didn’t do such as hot job last week because I winged it. I tried again and I did my research this time. I followed the instructions of Melly Sews. Thanks Melissa. How the shirt turns out though … well

September 18, 2017

I’ve made a handful of t-shirts now so I decided to up the challange and make a polo shirt, a.k.a a t-shirt with a collar. I started by taking apart one I’d bought from my local thrift store to see how it’s made, copied the pattern and then put together a new one. I used

September 4, 2017

Last week I finally made my first decent t-shirt. This week I wanted to perfect the minor mistakes I made in last weeks effort but instead, I just made different mistakes and learned more lessons.

This is all good though.

September 1, 2017

Last weekend I made a pretty decent t-shirt out of 3 older tees. There was however some minor details that needed improving. The shirt had a slight case of wizard sleeves, I made it way too long and the grain of the fabric was running the wrong direction.

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August 27, 2017

I made a sample T-Shirt a few weeks ago and it didn’t even fit over my head! Then I made a second one that was decent. This third shirt turned out well! I even designed this tee to uniquely fit only my body.

This is an upcycled shirt. I made the pattern our of old flyers and the fabric is made from a combination of 3 different shirts.

August 25, 2017

This week I am going to use the fabric from 3 old shirts to make a new shirt. This will be a truly international project. I’m using shirts from @benshermanofficial in Britain, @teammanila from the Philippines and @lakeeland from South Africa.

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August 19, 2017

I took a stab at making a t-shirt a few weeks ago and it didn’t turn out well. Not deterred by the failure, I tried again and I think this one was a relative success.