Sew-Alongs & Tutorials
Aug 11, 2021
Summer 2021 updates!
Readers, some updates -- it's been a while!
Mar 4, 2021
Modeling the Completed N3-B Military Parka!
Readers, the parka is finished and I feel very glamorous in it.
Feb 25, 2021
N3-B Parka Project: Changes and Challenges!
While I stayed pretty close to the original pattern when sewing my N3-B parka from my Japanese pattern book, I did make a few changes.
Feb 16, 2021
The Big Parka Project!
Readers, I purchased Ryuichiro Shimazaki's book of men's military coat patterns (above) back in 2014 and, while I would page throug...
Jan 24, 2021
All My Pants or "Life at Max-Slacks"
Friends, I so enjoyed inventorying my outerwear a few weeks ago that I've decided to continue the process.
Jan 13, 2021
All My Outerwear or "Do I Really Need to Sew Myself Another Coat?"
Friends, I found this wonderful double-faced Pendleton (or Pendleton-style) wool coating at It's A Material World (one of my favorite st...
Jan 4, 2021
Friends, another year has ended and it's time formally to bid it farewell.
Dec 1, 2020
Modeling My Finished Flight Suit - McCall's 2054!
Friends, the flight suit is finished and here I am wearing it!
Nov 16, 2020
McCall's 2054 Flight Suit Pattern: Challenges and Caveats!
Readers, my flight suit project has been extremely enjoyable but it has not been without its challenges.
Nov 7, 2020
Dare I Attempt Another Jumpsuit?
As my long-time readers may already know, I've had very mixed results with one-piece garments.
Nov 2, 2020
Michael Models His Faux Fur Birthday Coat!
Michael's coat is finished -- a few days after his birthday I'm afraid -- and here are some photos of him wearing it!
Oct 30, 2020
PART 2 -- Finishing the Faux Fur Coat
Friends, if there was anything I obsessed over in making Michael's faux fur coat, it was the front pockets.
Oct 22, 2020
A Faux Fur Coat for Michael -- PART 1
I promised to make Michael a faux fur coat three years ago; it didn't happen but I'm determined to have one ready for his birthday t...
Oct 17, 2020
Modeling the Completed Safari Jacket!
Friends, the jacket is done and here I am wearing it!
Oct 11, 2020
Working on My First Safari Jacket
Readers, more than five years ago I purchased this Australian Bush Outfit pattern, Folkwear 130, with the intention of making a safari jacket.
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