I spend a lot of my time in breeches. When they fit poorly enough to make that time uncomfortable, I get cranky. Uncomfortable Barn Time is unacceptable. (Well, in reality I’ll accept it if the alternative is No Barn Time but it makes me cranky.) I know the right answer when RTW clothes don’t fit: make… Continue reading Building Breeches: Finding Functional Fabrics
Call me crazy but I have this idea. This idea is that ready-to-wear (RTW) clothes will never fit me. I have good evidence supporting this hypothesis; evidence beyond the entire lived experience of my adult years. I have numbers. You see, I’m very long-waisted and notably square-shouldered. I make routine pattern alterations before any testing… Continue reading Let’s Build Bespoke Breeches!
I’m excited to participate for the first time in the Stitcher’s Guild’s SWAP (Sewing with a Plan) 2018 . The theme this year is Seasonal Designer Collection and the rules (posted in detail on the site linked above) boil down to building a designer capsule wardrobe of eleven pieces using two neutrals and three… Continue reading Rarity Designer SWAP 2018
‘I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey…’ — The Criminologist, Rocky Horror Picture Show An Introduction Hiya! I’m glad to find you here. You may find this little corner of the internet to be a strange place but I hope you’ll enjoy a look around. This blog exists at the… Continue reading New Blog, New Goals, and New Plans for 2018