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Aug 20
Last thing for today is a WAYWT but also showing the plaid pants I made and never photographed. I was testing out the tapered/slightly long crotched pants pattern I traced out. This was before I figured out how to fix the presser foot pressure, so the waistband got all stretched out and weird. Because of this, they have to be worn with a belt.
On the other hand, I’m usually totally awful about matching up plaids, but I did it really well here! The pocket guard match up, and you can’t even see the side seams because they match really well.
This pattern will definitely get a re-make now that I’ve fixed my pressure problem. Maybe in a stretch corduroy?

Last thing for today is a WAYWT but also showing the plaid pants I made and never photographed. I was testing out the tapered/slightly long crotched pants pattern I traced out. This was before I figured out how to fix the presser foot pressure, so the waistband got all stretched out and weird. Because of this, they have to be worn with a belt.

On the other hand, I’m usually totally awful about matching up plaids, but I did it really well here! The pocket guard match up, and you can’t even see the side seams because they match really well.

This pattern will definitely get a re-make now that I’ve fixed my pressure problem. Maybe in a stretch corduroy?


Good lord these were harder to make than I anticipated. Who knew regular old tighty-whiteys were so fiddly and difficult? Part of the trouble was going back and forth between sewing machine and serger. Another was adjusting the sewing machine’s presser foot pressure so it would stop stretching out the knits as I sew. Of course, even beyond all that, all the little binding strips were a pain to handle. The elastic I was using was also not really the right type.

But, while not perfect, this pair looks wayyyy better than the first I attempted, and a little faster (still took me 2 hours and change chain-making them together) And they fit well, no wedgies so far.

The fabric is thrifted old-lady t-shirts, very comfy and soft. I don’t know if it’s weird to use recycled fabric in underwear, but it’s all been thoroughly washed so it doesn’t bother me.

I don’t think I’ll be making more though, too much trouble! Still, it was a nice exercise in figuring out construction.


A quick project to test out the fit of a t-shirt pattern. Resizing a large thrifted Phillies shirt down to x-tra-shrimpy-small. The print was almost too big—you can see it got cut off a little on one corner. What a great print though!

My fakey fake coverstitching on the bottom looks ok, I think. Oddly enough, the original hem (and sleeve hems) aren’t coverstitched either. I think they are flatlocked and then pressed flat.


sweater dreams have begun
i think it’s because we’ve started to get boots in at work

sweater dreams have begun

i think it’s because we’ve started to get boots in at work

(via notyourbatmans)


Aug 19
Well, this is a shirt I own now.

Well, this is a shirt I own now.


Aug 17

the good news: i can wear shorts to work today

the bad news: because the air conditioner’s broken…


Aug 16
stitchingsanity:

(via Schwalm Designs (2) – Scallops « Luzine Happel)

i’ve still never tried drawn thread work….

stitchingsanity:

(via Schwalm Designs (2) – Scallops « Luzine Happel)

i’ve still never tried drawn thread work….


owenhartofficial:

(challenges 4 audience members to a fight)

I love all of owen hart’s singlets, but this one in particular!


Great morning for a run! Slept like a log last night-these cool nights/mornings have been awesome.

Great morning for a run! Slept like a log last night-these cool nights/mornings have been awesome.


Aug 14

got a lot done today!

-finished knitting a hat

-got a good chunk of my singlet cross-stitch done

-worked out

-went food shopping

-sat out in the park and enjoyed the sun

-watched my $5 ROH dvd (a 45 minute tag match with american wolves-vs-tyler black and bryan danielson was worth the five bucks on its own!)

-made a pizza

-started patterning out a singlet pattern

feeling productive!


hiitsmekevin:

adrian must take tips from ziggler on how to over sell

wacky physics like this is really why i watch wrestling, it’s like watching a video game glitch in real life

hiitsmekevin:

adrian must take tips from ziggler on how to over sell

wacky physics like this is really why i watch wrestling, it’s like watching a video game glitch in real life

(via hiitsmekevin)



Well I’ve crossed that bridge, now I can say I’ve made my own underwear. It was actually super easy, going to look into getting colored elastic. And fabric that is not poo brown (I’ve got so much of this fabric, it’s my go-to test fabric now)

Well I’ve crossed that bridge, now I can say I’ve made my own underwear. It was actually super easy, going to look into getting colored elastic. And fabric that is not poo brown (I’ve got so much of this fabric, it’s my go-to test fabric now)


Aug 13
monsieurcouture:

Givenchy F/W 2014 Menswear

aesthetically this is lovely but the thought of putting it on gives me the heebie jeebies

monsieurcouture:

Givenchy F/W 2014 Menswear

aesthetically this is lovely but the thought of putting it on gives me the heebie jeebies

(via satanrimmingjesus)


Aug 12
want these pants
(but not those peep toe boots)

want these pants

(but not those peep toe boots)


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