In the fall of 2011, my fabulous seamstress told me she was retiring. I was happy for her, of course, but I had enough of buying limited selection, boring, second rate nice formal and semi-formal clothing, with additional tailoring costs. You see, I’m a 5’2″ guy weighing 108 lbs. and there isn’t a lot of such clothing for variety or quality. So with my seamstress’ retirement forced on me, I decided to take up sewing permanently. I had tried it before some 5 years ago, but found this seamstress and forgot about it for a while. I was horribly inefficient at sewing on that first go around, anyway, though I could do good work.
My intent with my second go at sewing was to be able to make most of the nice clothes I’ll ever want for myself. I was also going to design it all. I used to be a graphic designer, after all, and started out my studies in Engineering where I did drafting quite well. I have also done various arts and crafts with my hands, from playing musical instruments to doing origami (paper folding). I could think in 2D and 3D easily, transferring one to the other. I had skills to do graphic manipulation for anything I might need, like graphics for embroidery. I was also a very determined and patient person. In other words, felt I could succeed at this from my self-assessment, so off I went.
The links below are some of the garments I have made, with some descriptions about it all. I’m a bit behind on posting so I will try to catch up. Other posts related to fashion, but not a garment I made, are listed at the bottom.
Stuff for Me
Vampire Hunting Jacket (LINCOLN)
SUPERMAN in the Sky PJs (Simplicity 4101)
Metallic FLINTSTONES Scrubs Top (Simplicity 4101)
SPIDER-MAN Bath Robe from Licensed Beach Towels (Simplicity 9330)
Cows in the Pasture Pillowcases (PASTORAL)
Clothing for Others
Fashion Related Writing
I also write some for the Atlantic Sewing Guild.