July 15, 2019

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks making myself a rain coat and this week I finished it! I made a few minor tweaks, waxed the outer shell and put in the snaps to connect the lining to the jacket.

Yay me.

July 1, 2019

Last week I started working on a rain coat and made the outer shell. This week I made the lining for the coat.

June 24, 2019

For the past few weeks I’ve been figuring out the basics of making a raincoat, a few days ago I made a sample jacket and now I’m ready to get sewing the actual coat itself. This week I focused on sewing the outer shell.

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 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 3, 2019

Spring is here — although it doesn’t feel like it — and it’s time to get plants and seeds in the ground if there’s to be an autumn harvest, so Mennonite Cornelius got to work both planting some greens in his apartment but also made the pilgrimage to his hometown to help get mom’s garden sown.

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 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 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 6, 2019

I have 2 out of the 3 lights necessary for a proper basic studio lighting set-up. Lighting the backdrop is my third missing link. A trip to Home Depot later and I got to making.