How is it possible that my time at The Tailoring Academy is drawing to a close. I have so many more things that I want to make. If you're an Instagram follower you know that I'm working on a linen jacket, but I'd love to squeeze in another waistcoat before heading home. I have the [...]
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Tailoring Course 1, The Bespoke Jacket – Complete
Hello faithful followers. I've really been MIA in the social media world for quite some time. Sorry about that. The first half of the course at The Tailoring Academy wrapped up on February 17th and it was a scramble to the finish. For international students like me, this was the final assessment on the making [...]
What Tailoring Students Do in London
Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace? Nope Big Ben? Uh...I don't think I was even close! The Crown Jewels? Didn't see them Checking out buttonholes? Absolutely! I spent a few days in London the week before Christmas with what felt like a million other people. It was crazy. The sidewalks were a moving river [...]
Notes from an International Student
Greetings from Macclesfield, UK. I made it! Where to start? I think I mentioned in my last post that actually attending The Tailoring Academy was dependent on the school being accredited by the British Accreditation Council. That finally happened on August 8th and the wheels were in motion. Maybe you heard the huge sigh of [...]
Is Velvet Having A Moment?
Welcome to Fall in New England and a new outerwear project. I started this jacket ages ago; and just as I was getting ready to make my grand appearance, I was upstaged by this guy! And this guy... Which begs the question........Is velvet having a moment? Daniel Craig's jacket is from the esteemed Anderson & [...]
Completed at Last! — The Covid 19 Blazer
More Covid 19 Blazer Progress — If you can stand it!
More progress — Covid 19 Blazer
I continue to bang away on my Vogue 9262 Blazer. It's been quite cold here in Maine (It snowed a few inches just two nights ago), so I've had no problem staying inside; working away in my little sewing space. This post will be quite "tailoring geekery" heavy, so be forewarned. My purpose is just [...]
Ummm…It’s a design element.
OK. Work continues on my "Covid 19 Blazer". When I left off I was talking about fitting issues. Namely, my curved upper back, and how I address that. This happens with just about every pattern. The center back seam is quite straight, which makes the collar pull away from my neck. It looks bad, and [...]
Vogue 9262 — Getting to know you
While I'm self isolating (and I hope you are too!), I've decided to take on a tailoring project. It's interesting to see what the sewing community is turning towards during this troubled time. Doing a deep dive into one's stash seems to be popular. Or maybe breaking out that fabric that's always seemed too [...]