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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
ILLUSION Dress Shirt (70 Fashion Score)
DRAPERY Dress Shirt (56 Fashion Score)
TOILE Dress Shirt (77 Fashion Score)
CHINOLINA Dress Shirt (62 Fashion Score)
LINCOLN Vampire Hunting Jacket (68 Fashion Score)
SUPE PJs (Simplicity 4101, 72 Fashion Score)
Metallic FLINTSTONES Scrubs Top (Simplicity 4101)
SPIDER-MAN Bath Robe from Licensed Beach Towels (Simplicity 9330)
Garments that didn’t work out
Clothing for Others
McCall 6647 MISSIE Dress for Bust Fitting (78 Fashion Score)
McCall 6602 Slightly SCANDALOUS Dress (75 Fashion Score)
Fashion Related Writing
I also write some for the Atlantic Sewing Guild.