One man’s quest to create a bespoke suit from scratch … with no experience, sewing knowledge, or related skill sets whatsoever.

A Little Progress, and a Lot of Pictures

I know what you’re thinking. Now that you’ve spent sixteen hours of your limited lifespan pad stitching a part of the jacket that will never be seen by anybody, surely, you’re done with the canvases and can move on to some other part of the garment. To which I say,...

At Long Last I Reach the End . . . of This Step

At Long Last I Reach the End . . . of This Step

You know where this is going. Four hours of effort got me from this point:     To this point:     I’m still amazed at how time-consuming this was. If it had just been a matter of making stitches as fast as I could with an endless amount of thread on the needle it...

I Guess This is My Life Now

I Guess This is My Life Now

Welcome to week three of pad stitching. As you remember, last time I completed the pad stitching of one canvas. This time I begin the pad stitching of its mirror image. Again, I was able to put in a couple of hours one day. Again, that got me to about here.     Then,...

About the Project

Suiting Myself is a weekly blog chronicling author Scott Meyer’s almost certainly DOOMED attempt to tailor himself a suit, from scratch, with practically no sewing experience. In the process he will endure self-doubt, setbacks, and hundreds of needle wounds. It should be a hoot.

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