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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May 13, 2019

Last week, Handyman Corn took over my video and put up some lights in the studio, so I took the time to tweak my pants pattern.

This week, I decided to make myself a pair of pants from said pattern and guess who showed up unannounced to make some “minor adjustments” to the lighting setup?!

This is my sewing show. I am not a fan of this Handyman Corn!

May 4, 2019

White shoes are too much work, but a crisp white pair of kicks to saunter around the city in the summer is just so fresh that at the beginning of the year, I treat myself to one pair. Fun fact, @vans is owned by the same company behind @timberland, @jansport and other recognizable brands. They’re

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April 29, 2019

I’m starting to get the hang of sewing, but it’s never bad to learn from a pro with decades of experience, so I made the pilgrimage to my hometown on the Greyhound chariot and took a seat at the bench of my mothers knowledge. Mom made a skirt.

April 20, 2019

Overall, I am happy with how my sewing is progressing. For example, I got the shape of the placket right which makes me happy, now I just need to square up my corners a bit better. I think the fit & execution of my collar is decent but I need to improve at my button holes.

All in time. All in time.

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April 15, 2019

My siblings and I were at my mom’s place last weekend to celebrate her birthday so my little nephew and I took the time to film a little story: The tale of the two swordsmen.

I also took the time to sew a button-up shirt for myself this week. It’s been too long since I’ve made one AND I want some more, so it only made sense.