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 12, 2019

In this week’s video, I taught myself both how to draft a hoodie pattern and then sew it. It was a case of incremental improvements.

Want to see the video? It’s the post before this one, or click the link in my bio.

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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 5, 2019

I made these shorts a few weeks ago, then I fixed the waistband a week after. There’s videos about the process in my feed.

These photos are me trying out a few different ways to wear them.

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June 1, 2019

I made them a few weeks ago and then this past week I fixed up the waistband on them.

The fabric is very comfortable but the best part is that I can wear them dressed up or down.

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May 27, 2019

For my last two projects — a pair of pants and shorts — I have been royally screwing up the waistband so this week I took them apart and took the time to make them better.

May 23, 2019

I made some floral shorts.

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