Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Work Vest, cotton/linen chambray

Playing around with the pattern some more, and testing out a different style watch pocket.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Work Vest, wool lined

Experimenting with a modified version of my work vest pattern.  Haven't attached a buckle, but you get the idea.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Natural Dye

Cotton and a skein of wool using various fleabane, comfrey, and walnut dyes - as done by Miss K.

Difficult to capture the true color, but trust me, a shirt dyed with any of these is going to look great.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Women's Chambray Shirt

Drafted and sewed my first women's shirt over the weekend.  Here's the unwashed prototype, really a rough draft.  It needs some re-designing before I'll consider it acceptable.

If I can manage to get it to where I want it to be soon then it'll be part of my forthcoming collection.  If not, then maybe next season.

Monday, June 2, 2014


In between some custom orders I've been making time to design a small collection of ready-made garments.  Still in the research and pattern design phase - surrounded by stacks of fabric swatches, pencil sketches, old photo's and older catalogs.  More to come.