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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May 20, 2019

A few weeks ago I made a pair of shorts to test out my pants pattern updates. Well I liked the shorts enough that I decided to remake them properly. While I worked, I reminisced about and shared some stories of my summer in South Africa.

May 17, 2019

The waistband needs to be squared out. Notice how there is two points at the front where it overlaps. Also, the topstitching along the bottom of the waistband is rather wobbly.

The welt pockets in the back I am chuffed with. Also, the fit is nice.

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May 15, 2019

Watch the video of me making them →

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