Dabbling with Fabric Painting

Dabbling with Fabric Painting

I like painting. I like clothes. But I never thought to combine to two, until recently… It was a total accident that I started to dabble with fabric painting. I had sewn a toile for my self-drafted vest top and, while it fit well, it…

3 Menswear Sewing Patterns for Beginners

3 Menswear Sewing Patterns for Beginners

I remember my first (and failed!) attempt at taking up sewing as a hobby. I was just a teenager, fuelled by my passion for Project Runway, and in a spontaneous move I decided to buy a sewing machine, sewing pattern and fabric to get stuck…

Fabric Bundles – GIVEAWAY!

Fabric Bundles – GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the launch of whatthecrop.com  I have two bundles of fabric to be won. Each bundle is a range of fabrics including wools, cottons and designer offcuts* all perfect for either sewing or crafting. Each bundle will include some longer lengths (1.5m or more)…

How to: Make a Sewing Pattern from a Shop-bought Garment

How to: Make a Sewing Pattern from a Shop-bought Garment

It’s no secret that most menswear sewing patterns are uncool, boxy garments that you would never see in a shop. Women’s sewing patterns are modern and fashionable, with thousands to choose from and brand new patterns being released every month, while us guys are left…

What the Crop?

What the Crop?

Welcome to ‘What the Crop?’ – a space for random notes on my attempt to bring a little bit of countryside to the 6th floor of a London high-rise. You can expect some urban gardening, general waffle, home-brewed treats and other miscellaneous creations. The idea…