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Friday, November 30, 2012

Funnily Enough, You Can Do Most Of It At Home

All the products we consume are mostly made up of little tricks that culminate in one big trick that makes you think 'Oh, my, I couldn't make that, how wonderful, I'll take it!'. When you break it all down, it's usually very simple processes added one on top of another until you look back and you think 'magic' to yourself, but it was really just putting one foot over another in the manner in which it is best done. The same could be said of dancing, woodwork, car making, music composition and cooking. Layer upon layer of refined techniques which usually are not that complicated at the most basic level, but, put together in the right technique over a number of stages make us marvel. I am beginning to repeat myself so I will come to my point. I had a lesson on my new sewing machine the other day. I asked many questions and they were all answered succinctly and visually in a row. 'You mean to say, I could make my shirt from start to finish on this machine?' - Yes. 'You mean to say that I could make a pair of jeans on this machine'? - Yes.

When it comes down to it, it can all be done by hand. So, adding a machine is just an extra workhorse.

Even the bow ties we sell, as much as I would love to tell you that they could not be made by anyone else, they can. A sewing machine, the right tools, the right silks, the right linings, the right metal clips - if you can source it all and you know how to make a pattern, it can all be yours. I do not advocate everyone giving up their weekends to sew their own clothes, but it is food for thought. Especially for Australian men, if you can't find what you want in a store (and is often the case Down Under), consider getting a sewing machine and making it yourself. You will get a great sense of enjoyment out of the process and you will create something uniquely yours.

Enjoy your weekend.

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