Sunday, November 25, 2012

Work Vest, v. 5, chambray canvas

Here's some snapshots of my most recent denim tuxedo...

One more iteration of the work vest pattern after this one, and then I'll be satisfied with the design.  I hope.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Reference Collection - Library of Congress

Work Vest, v. 4, Cone Mills Denim

 I've had a little bit of time to go back and finesse the details of the work vest pattern.  Was able to make this one a few days ago.  Pockets for your phone, a pencil, small notebook, and an old paperback.  Perhaps more.

I have one more minor change I want to try and then it should be where I want it.  Following that I'll be delving into the world of grading patterns into multiple sizes.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Utility Pants, Cone Mills Denim, v.2

 Single-needle construction throughout, hand-felled seams, no pocket flaps, different belt loop construction, copper suspender buttons.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Utility Pants, Cone Mills Denim

 Slight variation on the previous utility pants for Slowboat Deadstock.  Heavier selvedge denim, sailcloth lined back pockets, some different seam types, etc. 

This pair might be for sale, once I finally get around to posting my samples and test pieces up on etsy.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Bartering with Hollows Leather

 I did a trade with Hollows Leather a little while back.  Had a hard time deciding what to get in return, eventually decided on belts so I could give them to give to my brother and special lady. 

Got them early this week, and I have to say - if you're looking for high quality, hand-crafted leather goods, you can't go wrong with Hollows Leather.  Check out his flickr site, here, for some better images of what he does. 

Tab Collar Workshirt, Japanese Chambray

Another sample shirt for the Slowboat Deadstock project.  Slowly inching closer to a finished product that I feel good about selling.

Please excuse the poor quality of the images, my good lighting has left with the change of seasons