July 16, 2018

My ironing board looks like bloody murder, literally. I accidentally melted my red wax tailor crayons in a previous video, combined with it just being really old and stained over time. Full disclosure, I did get it for free so who knows the history?!

So … I went to the haberdashery shop, picked up my supplies, then stopped by the thrift store for fabric and got to work.

July 14, 2018

All the work was worth it though because I’m quite chuffed with them …for now. Wanna see the final video in the series where I complete them? Boom.

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July 9, 2018

This week there was no time for any goofs or gaffs, it was straight to business to get the pants done. This series has gotten too long. I did however invite my family (Manny & Mandy) to hang out while I sewed because I figured they could offer the entertainment factor. They did. Watch the

July 7, 2018

I’ve been using this deliciously rich blue “Superfine Worsted All Wool From England” to make a pair of pants. I don’t even know what that means, but I figure since they wove the fabric ends rather than just printing it on, it’s a big deal. Also, the fabric feels amazing so there is that. Wanna

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July 2, 2018

After 4 weeks, I finally got myself a pants pattern that I am okay with so I went to the thrift store and picked up some fabric. I figured I’d find some meh-cloth, but then there it was: a deliciously beautiful blue, supple and soft “Superfine Worsted All Wool Made in England.” Holding it up though, I realized that if only I was smart about it, there’d be JUST enough to make one pair of pants.

Let the trouser sewing adventure begin 🙂

June 30, 2018

I love that texture & those warm tones. It is perfect for my “set.” It goes perfectly in this area but then I have to move it every time I open the chest to the right. So, far now, it’ll stay here until I find it a better home. And, incidentally, it is sitting atop

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June 25, 2018

I really don’t have anything new to say here. I’m still trying to get this pants pattern thing just right! But anything worth doing is worth doing well, right? … so the pattern saga continues. Not to ruin the ending, but there is finally some progress this week … Watch the Video on YouTube →

June 23, 2018

This is the latest version of the pattern and it’s a prime example of “we learn from our mistakes” because boy, did I get it wrong! I made the hip area so small I have to leave the zipper undone and covered by my shirt for this photo. Wanna see the video of me making

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June 21, 2018

If you’ve watched and of my trailers here or full videos on YouTube, you know these two. They’re temperamental, we get in fights and they’re surprisingly good at giving me the silent treatment. Yet, I love them and they’re family. Also, I’m only posting this to appease them.

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June 18, 2018

For the last two weeks, I’ve been working on creating a new pants pattern. I created the initial one based on the Rundschau method for men’s trousers. It’s definitely an improvement on my old pattern but still not perfect. This week, I took everything I’ve learned so far and made a new, slightly modified pant pattern.