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Dude...That's Me

I know what you're probably thinking...dude just ripped off Aerosmith.  And then you thought, "Hey, a guy isn't allowed to sew ...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

First Shirt - The Classic Oxford

Well, here it is, my first shirt.  What a way to jump right back into sewing after not having done anything since the spring of 2015.  I've got to say, I really like this pattern.  It took me a lot longer than I thought, but that was mostly because I was going slowly so I didn't mess up.  Once I got everything figured out, it came along quite nicely.  My next Oxford will be a lot easier and quicker!  I don't have anyone to wear it yet to see how it fits, but as I'm able to I will post some photos of it being worn.  The collar and yoke were probably the toughest parts for me, since I never really had experience with either.  Let me know what you think!

Thanks to Peak-A-Boo Pattern Shop for this awesome pattern (Classic Oxford Button-Up)

Dude...That's Me

I know what you're probably thinking...dude just ripped off Aerosmith.  And then you thought, "Hey, a guy isn't allowed to sew and if he does, he is definitely not allowed to tell anyone else that he sews."  Well, you are correct on both accounts.  I think Steven Tyler is use to being ripped off by now so I doubt his lawyers will come after me.  And as far as a guy admitting to sewing...well, you'll get use to the idea.

Let me tell you a little bit about myself.  I'm a cook at a restaurant...or more accurately, I'm kitchen slave labor.  I went to college for computer science, but I never graduated.  I'm straight (come on, you know you wanted some clarity there), single with no children but I do have a little niece (she's gonna love all the girly crap I make for sister, probably not so much).  I learned to sew a few years back and since times are tough and budgets are tight, I decided to use my old skills to help with a little bit of extra income. 

That's the truth, there's no way around it.  I'm not a stay at home dad with kids that grow like weeds who wants to make clothing on the cheap.  This isn't a hobby I love dearly with my whole heart.  I don't plan on giving much of my stuff away unless I find a special cause.  I do think it's cool as crap the kinds of things that are out there to make, and I suppose that's the side of things that I'm really interested in.

Why did I start this blog then?  Well, the narcissistic side of me says I want to show off all the cool crap I make.  That's kind of true.  I want to document my growth through all of this, because there are a lot of things that I don't know and plenty of skills to hone.  But I also want to make some friends, engage in conversations, share ideas and mostly, LEARN.

I hope you will subscribe to my blog.  I like to keep things light and entertaining.  I hope that you will not just be a silent peruser.  I'm on Google Hangouts and love to chat.