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 [...]

A flannel shirt to close out the year.

I'm pretty much set for the staff Christmas party / potluck next week. Skip the velvet blazer, bring on the flannel!  I bought the fabric this summer at Peter's MPB day. It's from Metro Textiles and was so inexpensive it's almost embarrassing. It's much beefier than any of the flannel offered at the "LL" store [...]

Finally! The completed "Missoni" jacket

Wow, this has taken forever! Not the making...waiting for a chance to get outside and snap some pictures of the finished product. Finally, it stopped raining, I wasn't working and the sun came out. I grabbed my tripod and took advantage of our unseasonably warm, almost spring-like weather. So here it is.... This may not be [...]

Falling for Foulard

I haven't posted anything for well over a month, but it doesn't mean there hasn't been any sewing going on in my world. These two projects, a foulard shirt and a pair of velvet Jeds have been finished for well over two weeks now. The weather just hasn't cooperated for an outdoor photo shoot. Finally, [...]