Where to begin! After my blogging platform went up in smoke, I signed up for Instagram and pretty much finished the suit there. It was discouraging to lose Blogsy, the blog app I had used for years. But at the same time, it was "the final straw" in convincing me to ditch Google Blogger. I [...]
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 [...]
Here we go, another wedding! This time, my beautiful and uber talented daughter is marrying. The place -- Oakland, CA. The date -- April Fool's Day (which also turns out to be Easter this year). My travel arrangements are all made, but my Father of the Bride wardrobe is sorely lacking. My daughter floated the [...]
I realize that I never really wrapped up the kilt project(s). It all got a little overwhelming. Rather than blab on and on about the whole endeavor, I think I'll just let the wedding photographer's blog post illustrate what an extraordinary event two amazing young people, and their loving families, created on a farm in [...]
Do you remember that I was considering making a "French Couture jacket"? It was ages ago. You've probably forgotten the whole thing. I armed myself with Claire Schaefer's book, cranberry wool tweed woven by my mom, bronze buttons and some foufy mohair trim. So what the hell happened.....where to begin? The general consensus from you, [...]