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 [...]
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 [...]
A Much Overdue Update
The pace at The Tailoring Academy continues to be brisk. We receive a schedule each week with the expected amount of progress that will be necessary to start the following week. I'm almost always slightly behind, so I usually use the workroom on Friday to play catch up. Our instructors are available in the morning [...]
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 [...]
Belvedere Waistcoat. – Taking a Pattern from Like to Love
Sewing for my Grandson!
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 & [...]
Faux Givenchy — More progress
Work continues on my boiled wool coat. This will be a pretty "geek heavy" post, so you've been warned! With the pockets completed it's time to baste the prepared canvas to the coat fronts. I adapt the sequence that Roberto Cabrera uses for a suit jacket. Basically one bastes from the shoulder down the length [...]