Things that have come in the mail

Sadly, there hasn't been much sewing going on here lately.  The victorian shirt is essentially complete, just waiting for buttons.  The selection at JoAnn's is pretty dismal, especially when one has been spoiled by the garment district in NYC where there are entire stores devoted to buttons.  Unfortunately, there aren't any trips to the city [...]

Shirtmaking — How slow can you go?

It's amazing how much precision sewing goes into even the cheapest RTW man's shirt.  I'm sure there are all sorts of special machines and feet that create the various seams.  Nonetheless, the craftsmanship is pretty amazing, especially when you're trying to re-create that level of exactness on a home sewing machine.  It's been awhile since [...]