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. [...]

Thinking Ahead — Summer Beach Shirt

We're all craving some warmer weather here in northern New England. 40 degrees would be heavenly! How twisted is that??? So to keep myself from going completely crazy I've been working on some summer clothes.  My latest is this cotton shirt.    The "short over long" look, done up in a very lightweight cotton border [...]

The – "what was I thinking???? – muslin

I'm not sure what on earth made me think I could just cut this shirt out and it would fit.  I really deserve a good "dope slap" for this one,  especially after participating in Peter's MPB shirt sew-along last year.  Hopefully you can look past the crazy fabric.  This was a $2 twin sheet at [...]