It's finally happening. After years of lurking on their Blog and Instagram, I'm going to The Tailoring Academy in Macclesfield , UK! I'll be joining four other Americans and one student from France as the "international contingent" for the next 10 months. We'll be the first group to go through the newly created pathway that [...]
Tag: Thread Theory
Belvedere Waistcoat. – Taking a Pattern from Like to Love
Revisiting my “Maine Uniform”
I haven't posted anything in ages. To make up for that, this post features two recent makes that begged to be in a single post. You may have seen snippets of each on my Instagram. Together they make what I call the "Maine Uniform". Yup, you guessed it.............A flannel shirt and jeans. The "Maine Uniform" [...]
Into the Wild with Stylemaker — Fall 2020
There is a "wild pond" in my little coastal town. It's down a dirt road and accessible only by a walking trail. There are no camps (There's a little swimming platform), no boats, no sounds of the human world. Kind of a secret place. It seems like the perfect setting for my Stylemaker Blog Tour [...]
The Joys of Everyday Clothes
Making clothes for a special occasion is fun, yes? But there's something different and equally amazing about making the clothes we wear day in and day out. For me that's usually a button-down shirt, khakis and a sweater. After making a much needed Winter coat, I turned my attention to making some basic winter appropriate [...]
New Season — New Clothes
It's very unusual that I'm making something for the current season. I'm so slow that I never attempt it. It always seems that in winter I'm sewing for summer and vice versa. So I'm completely amazed that I have a new shirt and pair of pants that are Fall appropriate. First up....the red pants. These [...]
Completing the Red Pants
Red Pants — The French Fly, Oui!
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 [...]