Finished my @jalie_patterns 2451 this weekend, perfect for the chilly weather lately. I wound up tapering the back to get the fit right, wish I’d have five that before I started assembling. 🙄😂 . . #oaklandsews #sewqueer #menswearforall #imadethis

Found an interesting tutorial for creating hand sewn buttonholes.

I’ve learned the hard way (read: having picked out way too many in the last 18 months) that it doesn’t matter how many 1-step button holes your machine makes; they can still be really finicky.

Neglected to post photos of this in all the denim jacket madness: first make of 2019, Toby K Charleston vest in wool flannel from @stonemountainfabric. . . #imadethis #makes #oaklandsews #sewqueer #janome #menswearforall #sewcialists #mensew

Some day I will get the top stitching right on the first try. Today is not that day.

Vest in progress.

Sewcialists are kicking off their menswear for all theme month. Looking forward to seeing what everyone makes, and to trying to stretch myself.

A little light reading. The used bookstore has been good to me.

Up next: Jalie 2451 insulated vest. Yes, I seem to be on a bit of an outerwear kick.

It wasn’t all easy going on the cardigan. When I went to see the side and sleeve seams I accidentally sewed the back and opposite sleeves together, as well as the front. It was… not human shaped. Oops.

My latest make: cardigan from @threadtheorydesigns in a lovely sweater knit from @stonemountainfabric.