Monday, September 30, 2013

Secret Pants

Quick sample for a buddy's forthcoming denim brand.

Now back to the big tent project.


Happy (belated) Autumnal Equinox.

In celebration of the change of season we picked some apples over the weekend.  They are now on their way to becoming hard cider.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lined Work Vest, prototype 2

This one's a little closer to what I'll make for my brothers wedding.  The rest will have a black twill lining instead of off-white.  Really hope I have enough of this vintage English wool herringbone for next seven vests.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Lined Work Vest, prototype

Here's a few snapshots of a rough work in progress.

Once the design is finalized I'll be making eight vests for the groomsmen in my brothers wedding.  Will be using some vintage dark charcoal herringbone fabric I have, instead of the Harris tweed in the prototype, also different buttons, different finishing techniques, etc.

Along with the big tent project I've started I'm going to be very busy over the next month, so no custom orders until I get these done.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Field Parka, prototype

While straightening some things out with the "Big Project" I unexpectedly had some time to work on a few fun projects.  Playtime's about to end, but I'm glad I got the chance to make this piece for my special lady friend.

I'll have to adjust few things if I put it into "production", but overall I'm pretty happy with the design.  And as luck would have it, it also fits me...

Will post some fit pictures tomorrow

Ingredients: 1950's USMC shelter half (a.k.a tent), vegetable ivory buttons.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Weekend Project

Quick shoulder bag project for the special lady.

Ingredients:  vintage narrow loom denim that has a nice light blue selvedge i.d. and some interesting loom chatter.  Straps are some new old stock military webbing (Vietnam era) and are attached with copper saddle rivets.

Single-needle construction throughout.  No serging on this one.