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Sunday, January 29, 2017

DON, THE (WANNA BE) SCI-FI AUTHOR.



What am I doing? Are you still making clothes? People ask. Well, one person asked me. I answer them that I am not sewing anymore but am writing and playing music.

I didn't know you could write, they say. Well, I have been for a year or so now. My second Sci-Fi short story went live today on OMNI. 

Check it out if you get a chance. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. PM me if it is scathing! Anyways, here is the link...

https://omni.media/across-the-uncanny-valley


Hope you are all well, my blog friends. 

Don

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

NEW COATS



Two new coats from Urbandon Menswear. Both made from hard wearing weatherproof cotton canvas from reclaimed U.S. Army 'pup' tents. Both with double stitched seams and reinforced pockets. Both for sale on my Easy store. Both suitable for Large to Extra large people. 

Both look pretty damn cool too.





(Had to sneak in a photo of my beautiful rescue dog, Bruce!)


Monday, March 7, 2016

RANDOM SEWING PATTERNS II


Patterns are cool. Free patterns are even cooler. Making your own patterns is the coolest. Here are a few scattered around the web. Enjoy.


Pretty snappy bucket hat  although this is a cool one too by Kitsch Bitsch




Dog coat. Give comfort from the cold and wet months to your loved ones! This pattern can be used with everything from fleece to nylon. Made this for my loved one, Bruce.



Tuxedo? Red carpet appeal and sexy as hell. Think Daniel Craig. It may get an outing once every few years but it is a cool look worth rocking when you do. Massive vintage pdf here. They haven't changed too much in 100 years but it is easy to update this or go fully vintage. Think Fred Astaire then.
Luckily I bought my tux from a charity shop and fits like it was made for me. Bond. Don Bond. 




How simple is this? A bit of skill and no Russian required.



For the more advanced pattern makers this is awesome. Pretty full-on but with new right blocks (pattern foundations) a nice little challenge!



Another for the more skilled pattern maker or adventurus type. Love this blog.



Who doesn't love up cycling? Upcycle mens shirts which are a dime a dozen in thrift stores. I have made heaps of variations of these. Very cool. Another damn fine blog.



Hate sewing? What! Try this on for size. No sewing required. 


That's it for now but there are heaps more patterns and inspiration on my Pinterest page or my pattern pages here and here.