Red Pants — The French Fly, Oui!

Red Pants — The French Fly, Oui!

I just don't make enough pants to ever get comfortable with the zipper. So I crawl through the process. Somehow it all comes together, but it remains a mystery in the end. The Jedediah pattern has a perfectly fine zipper fly, but for this project I really have my heart set on a French fly. [...]

Red Pants for Fall — Yes, please!

Red Pants for Fall — Yes, please!

I've wanted a pair of red pants for years, but could never find the right fabric. Anyone who sews menswear will probably understand. It's SO hard to find the right weight and something without stretch. Stretch is the devil in my book. So you can imagine my delight in finding a non-stretch, heavy red moleskin [...]

On The Horizon — MPB Day 2018

On The Horizon — MPB Day 2018

For those who are wondering what the hell I'm talking about, MPB Day is a fabric shopping extravaganza in NYC, organized by Peter Lapin of the blog Male Pattern Boldness. Not only is he an amazing talent and all around great guy, his followers are the most fun and creative people one would ever want [...]

New Clothes — A Spring-y Shirt and a Very Fall Jacket

New Clothes — A Spring-y Shirt and a Very Fall Jacket

First up, the shirt. I fell hard for this double gauze fabric at Stonemountain and Daughter while I was in CA for my daughter's recent wedding. If you're ever in the Bay Area, make sure this store is on your itinerary. It's a sewist's paradise. All I had to do was touch this fabric and [...]

Quilted Wool Bomber Jacket — The Process

Quilted Wool Bomber Jacket — The Process

Again, most of my bomber jacket progress was documented on Instagram. So this may be repetitive for many of you. I haven't been keeping up with the fashion trends lately, but for awhile bomber jackets seemed to be everywhere. I may be late to the party, but I'm making one! My inspiration actually came from [...]

The Wedding Suit — Father of the Bride Edition

The Wedding Suit — Father of the Bride Edition

The big day arrived, and on a perfect spring afternoon I walked my beautiful daughter down the aisle. We both made our clothes for this special day. I, of course, am wearing the suit I made for the occasion. My daughter "reinvented" the Irish linen skirt that her mother wore for our wedding. She lovingly [...]