January 29, 2018

In the last two videos, I practised how to sew the various elements of a button-up shirt. In one I learned how to sew a sleeve with a placket and cuff while in the other I figured out how to sew a collar. Now, I’m combining everything I’ve “mastered” and making a complete, proper dress shirt.

Enjoy

January 22, 2018

I am going back to the basics and learning how to sew the various elements of a dress shirt. Last week it was the collar and this week it is the sleeves.

Overall the process went fairly well, of course, there were at least a few hiccups along the way but ultimately it turned out well and I’ve learned something new.

Yay me.

January 15, 2018

I have been struggling to sew the collars on my past few shirts, so I decided to take a step back this week and make JUST a collar.

January 8, 2018

This week I remade the shirt I sewed in a previous video. I wanted to improve upon the mistakes I made in the previous effort and I was able to improve upon said mistakes but ultimately, I made new ones this time around.

The challenges ultimately turned this week’s video into more of a therapy session than a story about making a shirt better.

December 20, 2017

I turned 30 over the weekend. I am basically a wise old sage at this point, so I thought it would only be fair if I shared my years of life experience and wisdom with all you plebs. I offer advice from daily life choices to what you should eat. After watching this video, your

December 11, 2017

I’ve been sewing pants for the last three weeks and needed to change it up, so I made a top this week. I made a polo kind of shirt with a basic band collar. I’m not sure what you call this model of shirt, but … yeah.

As per usual, I messed up and made a bunch of mistakes along the way. What better way to learn, right? Also, it’s entertaining, so there is that.

December 4, 2017

Today was my third attempt at sewing pants and just like the saying goes, third times a charm … psych!

It went terribly! I’d had purchased the cheapest fabric I could find at my local thrift store and it made the going tough. The fabric bunched up, tore and generally was difficult to work with. Seems there is always another lesson to learn.

On the bright side though, I did finally get a decent pattern that I like the fit of, so there is that.

Enjoy.

November 27, 2017

Last week I sewed my first pair of pants. They were much too big in the hips, but, I did make them from scratch and they were a good start. I took what I learned and tried again and not only that, this time around I also put in a proper flyer/zipper.

I was able to improve a lot of the mistakes I made in the first pair so thumbs up to me but then made a whole series of new mistakes this time around. Enjoy.

November 20, 2017

It’s been nothing but shirts up until this point, so I decided to head south of the border. I decided to take on the challenge of sewing a pair of pantaloons. Just like my pants, I’m making this pattern from scratch and going this route, of course, makes for an interesting experiment.

November 13, 2017

I’ve made a few t-shirts now so by internet standards, I am professional! But not only is this a REAL how-to tutorial, the video is jam-packed with tips and tricks.

Enjoy