The “No Blues” challenge

I randomly wear at least one blue garment in all my outfits. So the Friday challenge on Style Forum this week was a bit of a challenge.

Anonymous asked: Congrats on that self made safari jacket! It is great to see people try things they never have done. I am about to embark on making a jacket with some heavier weight light blue linen. Been teaching myself hand sewing. My 70 yr old tailor for my clothes looks at me with amusement when he explains some tailoring details etc. Did you canvas it on the lapels? Did you use a regular iron for curving/pressing it? Machine stitched the long seams? Buttonholes? Not on tumblr so this is anon, Cheers!

Cheers!

Nice to hear about another enthusiast trying out a bit of DIY tailoring.

I didn’t canvas the lapels on the safari jacket, I will try that on the next one I make though. I haven’t used an iron yet. When it’s all put together I will press it with a really heavy iron though. It’s a bit harder to get good results with a regular iron. I’ve machine stitched all the long seams yes, and hand stitched pockets, lapels et c. Hand made buttonholes of course.

Good luck!

Erik

17 Aug 2014 / 4 notes

I’ve probably posted some variation of this outfit before, but it’s something I’ve worn quite a lot this summer.

#tbt ~ 1982-83

#tbt ~ 1982-83

14 Aug 2014 / 6 notes / tbt 

Trying out new combinations for the Friday challenge on Style Forum.

Trying out new combinations for the Friday challenge on Style Forum.

#nanunanu

#nanunanu

12 Aug 2014 / 3 notes / nanunanu 

Cigars with a good friend.

Cigars with a good friend.

9 Aug 2014 / 15 notes

styleforumnet:

Old Suedeheads never die, they just go to the shore.

To a seaside town, that they forgot to bomb.

styleforumnet:

Old Suedeheads never die, they just go to the shore.

To a seaside town, that they forgot to bomb.

4 Aug 2014 / Reblogged from likeslowlikefilm with 59 notes

Oh, there we are.

Oh, there we are.

(Source: streetstylevgenio)

I got caught up in so much other stuff that I almost quit working on this jacket. I started doing some stuff on it again yesterday. Still some hemming and other small details to get done, but I’ve overcome all the major parts.