menswear sewing & high-rise harvests

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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 […]


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