Monday, October 29, 2012

Field Testing

Re-drafting and re-drafting my main shirt pattern all last week, and making a lot of muslins.  Trying to fix some fit issues. So no sewing to show.

Instead here's some "field testing" we did this past weekend.

 Rattlesnake Plantain, a native orchid

Partridge Berry

 Lion's Mane mushroom?


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tab Collar Workshirts, revisions 3 and 4, selvedge chambray

Collar isn't right, but I've figured out why.

Wild Persimmons in the Cemetery

 We've recently "discovered" two wild persimmon trees in the local cemetery - they are really delicious!  Very sweet, but with notes of citrus and vanilla.  Much more flavor than the store bought kind in my opinion. 

I'm hoping to make some preserves soon, and I've read that the roasted seeds can be made into a coffee/tea-like beverage.

Weekend Project

 Finally made time to finish the duvet this past weekend.  All hand-dyed with natural indigo. It's darker than it appears in this image.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tab Collar Workshirt, Brown Flannel Chambray

 Started this shirt about five weeks ago, but got busy with work stuff.  Trying out a few different things - attempting sleeve plackets, using the double needle chainstitch machine for more things, etc.  Collar didn't work out, but other things were good.

Wish I had more of this fabric.  It's from a sheet I got at a thrift store in Jacksonville.