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A Flamingo Shirt for Jack

Readers, Nobody needs a flamingo shirt.  But almost everybody could use something flamingo shirt-ish.  What I mean is, most of us want something in our wardrobes that has some zip to it, that makes you smile when you wear it, and that makes others smile, too (one...

Zipper-Dee-Doo-Dah

Readers, That merry tune you heard someone whistling Sunday afternoon was just me celebrating a major milestone. Yes, after starting this saga a year and a half ago, finally I have a pants pattern that fits! Until I can model the pants myself in the ideal lighting...

The Ripple Effect

Readers, A few days ago I learned: Kenneth King’s pattern adaptation for notched-collar jackets doesn’t work for peaked lapels. I had picked a jacket pattern with a peaked lapel. I was mistaken to think all peaked lapels look the same. They definitely...