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 [...]
My shacket has been done for a week or two, and I'm wearing it everywhere. It's, hands down, one of the most versatile garments I've ever made. Part of the photoshoot delay has been waiting for this to arrive from Canada..... Oh, and I also needed a haircut. A Halston silk scarf, found on [...]
OK, getting down to it. I spent the better part of a day just cutting out the pieces and sewing on two pockets. I kid you not! I've always struggled with matching horizontal stripes or plaids where the sleeve meets the upper chest. Matching at the front "notch" is too low, so Suni's tutorial suggests [...]
I'm going to be taking a little break from sewing. I live in a very quirky little old house (at one time it was the post office of Riggsville, Maine) which desperately needs my attention. Water damage around a leaking skylight in the bathroom. A big crack around another skylight in the pantry. [...]
The Watanabe inspired "fishing vest" has been finished for awhile, but I've not had much interest in either photographing it or blogging about it. Basically, I'm just not all that thrilled with the result; something that rarely happens to me. As much fun as I had drafting my own simple pattern and adding all [...]