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Touching Cloth

Touching Cloth

I’ll begin, yet again, with an explanation of the blog post’s title. The following is a (NSFW) sketch from the British TV series That Mitchell and Webb Look. That woman is Olivia Coleman, by the way. For the next couple of seasons she’ll be playing the Queen on the...
Pants, Baby! Pants!

Pants, Baby! Pants!

First, let me explain the title of this post. I have been known, from time to time, to talk in my sleep. One night, not long after Missy and I got married, I woke her up in the middle of the night by saying, “Pants, baby! Pants!” The next day I had no recollection of...
Making Sure the Cuffs and Collar Match

Making Sure the Cuffs and Collar Match

Now that I had my front and back piece patterns finalized, it was time to draw up the patterns for the sleeves and the collar. The good news is that both of these require far fewer steps, and are less complicated to draft than the front and back pieces were. The...
See My Vest?

See My Vest?

In our last thrilling episode I had drawn up a pattern for the front and back pieces of my suit jacket, decided it looked wrong, scrapped it, and drawn up a second pattern I was much happier with. The next step is to make the patterns for the sleeves, and then the...
ACME Sew-It-Yourself Suit Kit

ACME Sew-It-Yourself Suit Kit

Now that all of the fabric was in hand and I’d taken all of the necessary measurements, the next logical step was to draft my pattern. I’d been looking forward to this part. Something about using a square and a yardstick to draw on a huge piece of paper makes me feel...