Thursday, February 21, 2013


Here's some pics of a Japanese indigo chambray shirt and a duck cloth vest that some customers didn't purchase. They are currently for sale. Both measure 21" across the chest.  

Hand-felled seams and single-needle detail throughout both items. Hand-crafted by me and guaranteed full of "wabi sabi".

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Heavy Chambray Field Vest

Here's some snapshots of the Field Vest for the Slowboat Deadstock line. 
Please excuse the poor lighting.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Birthday Jeans

Here's some snapshots of the jeans I made over the weekend for K.  Been over 4 months since making any jeans; it was nice to do it again.  And though I don't particularly enjoy working with stretch denim, this is some good looking fabric (Cone Mills, 12oz) and it came together well.

Will get some fit images later in the week.


Thought I was close to getting this classic REECE 101 eyelet-end buttonholer, but we couldn't agree on the price for such an old "fixer-uper".  I really like the image he sent though.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Union Special Overlocker

Got this 1930's-1940's overlocker / serger on Saturday.  I'm hoping it will serve my needs better than my current serger.  It stitches, but I won't know if it's the right thing until after a good cleaning and some fine tuning. 

Right now I'm moving all of my machines into the other room of our place, so I'll post some more details later. 

Weekend Project

I started this lunch bag for Katie before the holidays, but was just able to finish it a few weeks ago.  I quilted the calico and chambray interior bag using a wool sweater for the batting.

'possum in the yard

Monday, February 4, 2013

Wool Work Shirt, with Chin- Strap

I was working on perfecting my shirt pattern a few months ago.  Made about nine size 38 patterns and muslins, but I had to take a break from it and work on other things.  Finally had time to make a finished version for myself a few weekends ago. 

The details are loosely based on military shirts from World War I.  So think 1918-1920, but with a fully buttoned front, instead of the more period correct, pull-over, placket front. 

As typical, some design elements worked and others didn't.  And the wool was a pain to work with, but the fit is great.  It's the most comfortable shirt I've ever made for myself, so I'm pretty happy with that.

Hand-felled seams, single needle everything.  Wool fabric from a vintage shop.