Monthly Archives: August 2013

Deep-pan, crisp and even

So it turned out that making the waistcoat involved a lot of long curved seams, which meant a lot of pinning during the sewing stage to stop them wriggling out of shape. I have been trying to get out of … Continue reading

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Chain mail and duct tape

Critical path analysis is one of the things my dad likes to bring up whenever any vaguely complicated household task needs doing. It’s a term/technique from project management, and is essentially a formalised and properly worked-out version of the vague reckoning … Continue reading

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Weskit!

I made a waistcoat! It’s been made for about a week but it turns out that the impulse to wear the newly made thing immediately is way stronger than the impulse to sit down and take photos. The pattern is … Continue reading

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A Parcel of Vogues

Some time ago, I was bemoaning the lack of smart button-up shirts in interesting colours, and my mother, wonderful as she is, offered to make me one up if I brought her the fabric. I hied me to Samuel Taylor … Continue reading

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