Friday, 16 May 2014

As much as it pains me to admit lol .......

I've got to the point now where I've realised somthing..... Nobody makes clothing that either fits my needs or simply fits me. Don't get me wrong I'm not huge, only 6'4" and I wear a large, but nobody has realised that every generation is getting bigger. I am also a very stereotyped Scot, tighter than a ducks bum in water, simply I don't want to pay over the odds to get what I want.

So to remedy this fact I'm going to have to learn to make my own. Yay needle craft, if I'm honest not my strongest talent. I was in the camp of:

Me: Mam!!, split my breeks again.
Mam: where?
Me: Popped the crotch in them again, could you sew them up for me?
Mam: (Mutters). Aye I suppose so.

Anyway you get the point. I'm going to have to learn, I can do anything else but sewing just isn't my strongest point.

So how do I learn to sew, I'm now brandishing my auto-awl, and I'm going to make what will work for me. So to start I'm going to make tool rolls, pouches and slips ect. Then after I get used to tensions (whatever that is) start to make some clothing, maybey a canvas bushshirt (waxed possibly). My ultimate goal is the Aussie bedroll, I'm starting to hate hammocks with a vengeance now, as flexibility isn't their forté.

I've moved jobs lately and time isn't on my side, so posts are becoming a bit sporadic of late. I'll persevere though, hopefully you'll enjoy some of my posts in  the coming months.

ATB, Shug

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