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Help me out: What should my next project be?

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Reading Time: 3 minutesHaving finished up the “Foreman” jacket I find myself at a lose end now. Getting back into sewing has been kind of fun and I want to keep up the momentum. Plus, it’s been truly gratifying to receive so much feedback and support, so I’d like to ride the wave of approval and crack on with another piece of home-made…

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The 2015 tweed up cycling project aka. what can I turn an old jacket into?

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Reading Time: 5 minutesAs summer comes to an end, I feel the enthusiasm for a new project, or three, again. This time I’ll be heading into tweedy areas, motivated by another recent vintage Harris Tweed find. This jacket is most likely from the 1960’s, but although well used it is still in a very presentable condition. A small cut in the lining is…

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The Waistcoat Project: Phase 2, getting real

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Reading Time: 2 minutesSo, moving on with the Waistcoat Project. Having proven in part 1 that it is feasible for a middle-aged man to sew a waistcoat at home, with little previous experience (I realise that for some, this comes as no surprise, yet for others this is a revelation of near biblical impact) I now want to make some adjustments to the…

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