In the world of technical outdoor gear, there are few options for odd sized people. Ryan and I have always struggled to find gear that fits. We are tall, and most gear is intended for people much shorter than us. When I started sewing clothes, I always hoped I'd get to the point where I… Continue reading McCall’s M7668 Hooded Jacket
I think Meg and I have a contest to see who sews more versions of McCall's 6044 and it is pretty much a draw right now! It is hard to deviate from a versatile pattern that fits so well. The two versions I made this time are for summer. The cute fish fabric is quilting… Continue reading McCall’s M6044 Men’s Button-Down Shirt
Bring on the mystery flannel fabric I found while wasting time. I wish I knew more about this fabric, but unfortunately, I can't give you any more information than that. I can tell you I got it at Fabric Mill in Orem, UT. I got to sew this shirt using my new sewing machine, Babylock… Continue reading McCall’s m6649 in Flannel
Anybody that has sewed using plaid has done it, accidentally flipped the plaid upside down. I made this flannel shirt awhile back ago, and when I cut out the arms, I cut them the wrong way. If you look closely, you'll see that the plaid pattern is reversed. Now, I realize that this isn't a… Continue reading McCall’s m6044 in Kaufman Mammoth Flannel Americana
Button down shirts: classic, always on-trend, easy to wear, perfect. If done correctly, an untucked button down shirt and a pair of pants can be the easiest outfit possible that is appropriate for everyday wear. After getting my technique down for sewing the collar and cuffs (see here for tutorial), I have been on a… Continue reading McCall’s m6649 in Cotton + Steel Yours Truly Strawberry Gold
I'm starting a full time position this semester and I'm going to have to get serious about my work appropriate wardrobe. First step is to make a bunch of great button-down shirts. Luckily I'm able to wear jeans to work, so a classy shirt with jeans is going to be a great go-to outfit.