Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Work Vest, heavy chambray

This one's for a customer in Australia.


Dyeing with natural indigo.  Moving towards making some discharge printed bandannas.

Work Vest, experimental

 Made this one last month.  Just working out some ideas; not meant for production.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Railroad Vest, v.4

I'm pretty happy with the design changes I made to this pattern.  This one feels the most "authentic".

Ingredients: Japanese indigo striped canvas, vintage selvedge chambray, steel tack buttons, heavyweight cotton stitching.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Work Shirt, Summer Weight Denim, 1930's-1940's style

Here's some images of a denim shirt I finished yesterday.  These are after a hot soak and line dry.

This is the first time I've used my Singer 231 off-the-arm felling machine for a shirt.  Makes a great looking stitch, but the machine needs adjustment to stop skipping stitches at random.  Not yet ready for prime-time. 

Ingredients:  6oz 2x1 denim, tagua nut buttons, all cotton thread. 

Details include single needle topstitching, a tab collar, and hem gussets.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A-1 Jeans, Cone Mills Denim, Raw/Loomstate

This is the first pair that I've made for someone locally.

Slim straight fit, slight taper.  13.75oz Cone Mills selvedge denim, heavy-weight cotton twill pocket bags, cotton/poly thread, copper rivets, steel buttons.  All materials made in USA.  All pieces cut, sewn, and set by me right here in Asheville, NC.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Field Testing

Here's a few snapshots from last weekends camping trip.  Testing out a small version of the Field Tote, and the Survey Vest prototype.