Thursday, August 23, 2012

Busy, busy, busy

I'm working on an insanely ambitious project. I don't want to give out too many details lest I jinx myself, but here is Part 1 (I've heard it called a neck stock, a roller, a cravat ... I just know it's about 5" 5 feet long and has a rolled hem all the way around.) and Part 4 - an 18th century riding habit shirt.

1/8" narrow hems? Check. Stroked gathers? Check. Flat felled seams? Check. Button links for the cuffs? Check. All hand-sewn except for the long seams under the arms and up the sides? Check. Skin missing from the middle of my needle-pushing finger? Check.

Parts 3 and 4 are in progress. Maybe I'll post pictures as I go along ...

Test fitting the patterns for Parts 5 and 6 have begun. Part 7 should be the easy one. (HAHAHAH.)

Oh, and it needs to be done by Columbus Day.


  1. Looks great, would hate to have to wear it! :-)

  2. It does look fantastic. I am in awe.

  3. So, how's everything going?
    Just sew-sew?

  4. Old NFO - I don't think it would fit you. Especially the stays underneath. So you're safe.

    Keads - thanks.

    DT - I'm sorry, did you type something? I can't hear yooooooooooooooou!.

  5. I have to admit I don't know what all that means, but from the picture it does look ambitious. Please let us know when you have pictures of MSgt B wearing it.

  6. I'm with Andy, do not know anything about it, but as with everything you do, it looks impressive.

  7. That looks awesome!!! I would so wear that to my cowboy shoots....cause you know 'it's always better to look good, than to shoot good'.....

    Are you doing this from scratch or a pattern?

    On a side note, I think we need a gun blogger black powder shoot.....

  8. CGB: From scratch and a blurry photo of a couple of originals. Thanks for the compliment!

    Michael W. (Doin' the Time Warp) and I have been kicking the subject of a black powder shoot around, we're just trying to find a location a location in the mid-atlantic area.

  9. Exquisite worksmanship (and modeling)! Better than the typical SAS buckskin fare.