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 [...]
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 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 [...]
Gotta gotta start somewhere....right? I'll be updating my progress on Instagram, which is ALL NEW to me. You'll find me at https://www.instagram.com/mainelymenswear/?hl=en.
Sadly, the blogging app that I've been using for years has gone kaput. RIP Blogsy, you rescued me from Google Blogger's hell. I'm going to be packing my bags and looking for a new home. Not sure where that will be, or what form it will take. There's lots that this tech challenged man needs [...]
With the jacket fronts complete I moved on to the sleeves. It was a nice break from all the detail work (pockets, taping and pad stitching). The sleeve construction is really quite simple, it just gets fussy where the lining meets the vents. A wide strip of pocketing cut on the bias is basted into [...]