Sewing · Work in Progress

Sometimes the clothes do not make the man. And vice versa.

It’s two days after the brilliant Mighty Hoopla festival in London and I’m still on a (metaphorical) high. But from a sewing perspective, it’s decidedly a case of mixed emotions. I’ve been ill recently (including a brief spell in hospital) and, coupled with our busy social schedule, I’ve been away from the sewing machine for… Continue reading Sometimes the clothes do not make the man. And vice versa.

Sewing · Work in Progress

Red denim dungarees – part 2, and more besides.

Life has sort of gotten in the way of sewing recently, leaving me a little annoyed with myself that it’s more than a month since my last update. Marc and I are getting married later this year, and we’ve also decided to move up to Manchester. As an ex-Londoner, I’m finding Bristol small – and since Marc… Continue reading Red denim dungarees – part 2, and more besides.

Sewing · Work in Progress

Red denim dungarees shorts – part 1

Since the creation of my denim romper went so well, Marc has asked me to fashion (pun intended) him a pair of red dungaree shorts that he can wear to Mighty Hoopla in June. I’ve realised fairly instantly that buying patterns can be expensive, so it pays to recycle and re-imagine wherever possible. With this in… Continue reading Red denim dungarees shorts – part 1

Sewing

Denim romper – part 1

The problem with being a boy is that, traditionally, you have a fairly limited range of clothing options. Shirts and T-shirts. Trousers and shorts. Jackets and jumpers. The odd vest on sunny days. They all follow fairly traditional shapes. In silhouette terms, women are dining at an all-you-can-eat buffet with a near-endless array of flavours and combinations; men,… Continue reading Denim romper – part 1