Staying the Fork

Most of you have experienced a pair of trousers developing holes and tears in the crotch, probably at the least convenient time. Tailors have developed a way to help prevent these issues, called staying the fork. Since this area of the trousers takes the most stress,...

Remembrance Day

I will be attending Remembrance Day in Gettysburg, PA this coming weekend. If you are interested in commissioning any clothing, I’ll be available for measurements and consultation, or fittings, on Friday, Nov. 20, Saturday, Nov. 21, and Sunday morning on the...
New Design

New Design

I’ve switched to a new layout. It’s a simpler design, and more of my style. While I’ll never be 100% satisfied with a design, this should enable me to do things more easily on the site. For instance, I now have a featured article on the top of the...
Coat Measurements

Coat Measurements

Before the first stitch is made, and before the drafting pencil ever touches the paper, measurements must be taken. When measuring, the goal is to obtain as much information about the client’s figure as possible. Since most of my work involves Devere’s...
Ladies’ Skirt Cutting

Ladies’ Skirt Cutting

Learning to draft clothing patterns can be very intimidating at first. There are pages and pages of instructions to read, such as with Devere’s manual, or it can be full of points to draft out, such as with a coat pattern. It might be a good idea to start...
The Modern Tailor, Clothier and Outfitter

The Modern Tailor, Clothier and Outfitter

Tailoring knowledge has traditionally passed down from master to apprentice, with little written down. Tailors had their own secret methods of construction, and were not keen on other tailors gaining this knowledge. Sadly, this has led to there being very little...