I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Stephen and I live in Los Angeles. After almost 20 years in digital marketing I've decided that I'm done trying to sell people things they don't need and/or trying to add pennies to the bottom line of corporations that aren't willing to give back what they take. I'm here on the HTA specifically because I watched the coat making series on YouTube and I really appreciated your knowledge, skills, and passion that your have for your craft, @Rory Duffy - Master Tailor.
I come from a long line of people who worked with their hands as tinsmiths, tinkerers, carpenters, boat makers, and artists. I love working with my hands and creating tangible things. I've been slowly learning how to sew and cut for a couple of years now. I've had varying degrees of success with shirts, trousers, and waistcoats. I have a long way to go though and a lot to learn, but this is absolutely what I want to do with the rest of my life. I want to make well-crafted quality clothing at affordable prices. Anyone who wants it, should have the opportunity to look good and feel good.
I've been slowly learning how to sew and cut for a couple of years now. I've had varying degrees of success with shirts, trousers, and waistcoats. I've done some pattern making by following books such as "Tailors' Guide" and "A Technical Foundation" but I feel like I have a long way to go and a lot to learn.
I really want to nail the fundamentals before I start to delve into the coat making series. I have a lot of cloth lying around so I think that I might try and use some of the commercial patters I have just to do some basic stuff. Does anyone have any other suggestions where to start?
I'm really excited about all of this and I'm looking forward to interacting with everyone here as I learn and improve.