May 2, 2019

Like a true Mennonite, he felt the need for more, to keep building his collection and with spring in the air, he wanted to add some colour and vibrance, hence this Mammy Croton on the left and Polka Dot plant on the right.

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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 24, 2019

I also learned that these are sometimes called dopp kits named after Charles Dopplet who created them in the 20’s.

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April 22, 2019

I have been using a Ziploc bag to carry around my toiletries when I’m traveling. I’m a 30 year old man. This is not right. So I righted wrong by sewing a toiletry bag.

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.

April 11, 2019

I feel like I beat the boss of this level and am moving up. Adding a lining was a challenge, but surprisingly manageable and I know have a new skills that adds options to my arsenal.

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April 8, 2019

I made a decent bomber jacket, but it lacked a lining, so this week I challenged myself to learn how to sew one.

It was a little difficult seeing as it was my first attempt, but it was quite manageable and in the end, turned out quite nicely. And to keep the pressure low, I used all thrifted & gifted fabrics.