As I have recently completed my 11th men’s collared shirt, I decided to reflect about everything that I have learned. I finally feel like I am happy with most of my techniques, but I am definitely not at the end of my journey; I still have more to learn! This whole journey started a couple… Read More My Shirtmaking Journey
A friend of a friend of my mom used to raise alpacas, and I am lucky enough to have a bunch of her yarn. It is all the natural color, mostly shades of brown and black. I thought it would be fun to have matching sweater for my husband and I. I knew I wanted… Read More Alpaca Aran Sweaters
This will be a quick post as I don’t have much to say. I believe this is the sixth shirt I have made for my husband. All of them are blogged about: here, here, and here. We celebrated our second wedding anniversary recently, and, just for fun, I have been following the “prescribed” wedding anniversary… Read More Wedding Anniversary Shirt
I have little soft spot in my heart for making pyjama pants as they were the very first thing I ever sewed! I think they are a great beginner project as they are only two pieces, and the fit is not at all critical. And if they aren’t perfect, it’s not like anyone will notice.… Read More Pyjama Pants
Making things for other people can be hit or miss, so nothing makes me happier than when I get it right and I actually get requests for more! That is the case with this shirt. Around Christmas last year, I made Wade a plaid flannel shirt. It was the long-sleeved version of a summer shirt… Read More A Pop of Pink for Spring
I naturally like to make presents rather than buy them. Sewing gifts can be tricky if you are making a garment because it’s hard to guess measurements. Luckily, I keep a file of the measurements of my close family members to make my job easier. My mom’s present was something that I had been thinking… Read More Christmas Gifts!
I have been slowly expanding Wade’s wardrobe. I first started with his awesome coat (there is a pic of it here). Then I realized that he didn’t have any non-hoodie layers, so I made him some cardigans. The next thing I decided he needed was a short-sleeved button up shirt because he didn’t have any… Read More Summer Shirts for Wade
All the pictures of Wade are taken on our trip to Disney World. This is at the Polynesian, where we went to a luau. I have a bit of an obsession with plaid (ok, maybe more that a bit!). In the winter, practically all I wear is plaid flannel shirts. I have also been… Read More A Trio of Plaid Shirts