A waistcoat for Dad: The Great British Sewing Bee book waistcoat pattern

This is a tale of perservance and triumph in the midst of many mishaps. Last June, I made my first piece of menswear: a waistcoat for my Dad. I used the pattern from the Great British Sewing Bee book and, as far as I remembered, it was pretty straightforward. The book includes a thorough collectionContinue reading “A waistcoat for Dad: The Great British Sewing Bee book waistcoat pattern”

A shirt for Dad: Simplicity 1544 review

Last April, I promised my Dad a bespoke shirt for his birthday. It is now the beginning of December and I finally fulfilled my promise. Better late than never, I guess! The biggest reason for the delay was the first UK lockdown which we were in the middle of in April. Dad and I decidedContinue reading “A shirt for Dad: Simplicity 1544 review”