April 23, 2018

I’ve made two of these band collar polo shirts now. The first two had a lot of flaws in them, especially in the placket and collar, so I tried to fix them up but had limited success. For this third attempt, I started from scratch and employed all the techniques and tricks I’ve learned to date.

Now I’m not going to tell you if it was successful or not because then there’d be no reason to watch!

April 14, 2018

They started out as a pair of women’s short shorts (listen, I’ve got a svelt figure.) but then last week I turned them into a pair of pants. I added that pale blue.

They just didn’t look right though, so a few days ago I chopped off most the legs and turned them into what you see here. Perfection achieved.

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April 12, 2018

Why?! … Because I tailored them of course. I brought the crotch up 1 inch, tapered the legs and brought the bottom hem up an inch as well.

Looks like those shoes could use a cleaning though.

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April 9, 2018

I felt “inspired” a while back so I bought myself a pair of women’s short shorts — don’t judge, they fit me well — but when I sobered up, I didn’t feel so bold anymore.

I didn’t know what to do with them so I took out the zipper and used it for another project. Then, this week, I decided to turn these shorty shorts into a pair of two-tone pants.

I’m not sure how I feel about the final product … but I did turn shorts into pants.

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April 4, 2018

Yes, that is a yoghurt container. No, I’m not gonna buy proper potting plants … I want more shoes. Why does this photo exist? I was using it to focus my lens for a “new shoes” photo and I liked the colours. Alright, have I answered all the questions no one was asking? Awesome, I’m gonna film next week’s episode now.

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March 31, 2018

I’ve got the “Dad with Pizzazz” look on lock. I think it is the tucking. Listen, I’ve got short legs and a long torso, I gotta play visual tricks.

I surprised myself with how well I made these shorts though. My goal was to be able to wear what I make out of the house by the end of the year but I will be wearing these in public so I’m 9 months ahead of schedule!

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I bought this @tommyhilfiger shirt a few weeks ago. One of the main reasons was this cool little detail under the collar. However, if I wanna show it off, I have to pop my collar and that’s a hard no. Now you see my predicament, right?

My struggles are real.

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March 26, 2018

It is officially spring, I purchased a new pair of icy white Vans Era shoes and so all I needed was a nice new pair of shorts. At the thrift store, I found this wonderfully off-white, kinda cream coloured heavy twill fabric and I knew it was meant to be!

For the pockets, I used the same fabric I used for the lining in the tote bag I made about a month ago.

It took much longer than I had anticipated, but the shorts turned out wonderfully! I am pleased as punch with them and will definitely rock them soon.

March 23, 2018

My good friend (and only subscribe to this site presently … I see you) brought me back this book when he visited Japan. It’s about the Le Sape people in Congo. Le Sape translates to “Elegant People.” An apt description I think.

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March 19, 2018

I’m going back to school! A metaphorical school that is …

This week I decided to learn how to sew the welt pockets often found on the back of pants.

The process was fairly straightforward thanks to a few tutorials I found on YouTube but that didn’t mean I was any good. I ended up making three copies of the welt pocket just to improve my technique and get some experience under my belt.