I’m crazy about these new images I just received from another Cordial Wedding. They are wearing the green seersucker bow ties for a wedding on the beach. What a great looking bunch.Read More
Here’s a little baby quilt I sewed for a friend’s baby girl due next month. It was actually really fun to make. I could see making more baby quilts for gifts in my future. I didn’t really follow a pattern for this one, I just used the fabrics to tell me what to do. The squares around the end are machine quilted with random swirly lines. I quilted around the pattern of the fabric for large middle square. I think it turned out alright for my first quilting attempt. There are imperfections but that just proves it’s hand-made.Read More
Edited 7-10 – These are now available on the online store: http://thecordialchurchman.bigcartel.com/product/hand-rolled-pocket-squares-limited-edition
I’ve been spending quite a bit of time traveling in the car lately. What does one do with all that time, traveling from South Carolina to Ohio and back? For me, the answer is: I’ve been making some hand-rolled, hand-sewn pocket squares while riding shotgun.
Behold, the madras square in all it’s simple glory.
Andy was being a big Presbyterian dork and followed the twitter feed for the General Assembly of a Presby denomination he doesn’t even belong to. One of the sartorial observations from that GA was the following: “Apparently the pocket square is the new bow tie.” While we here at The Cordial Churchman want to insist that this is a both/and rather than an either/or scenario, it is nevertheless true that a pocket square even without neckwear spices things up nicely. You’re almost as certain–if not more certain–to be the only one in a room rocking a pocket square as you are to be the only one rocking a bow tie.
Mr. Churchman himself came with me to the cloth store and chose the fabrics. He picked out a couple of madras fabrics, a white tone-on-tone seersucker, a blue chambray and a blue/green gingham. I’ll be able to make about 4 of each fabric, so they’ll be a limited edition. These squares will be carefully hand-sewn with a nice plump roll. $26.
EDITED- These squares are now listed on my online store:
So here’s the newest thing I’ve been working on and I’m really in love with these square end neck ties! I think they are so fun to make and look so good on my husband! I made him the one below for a fathers day present and have made a few more since then. I will try to get them listed on my website soon. What do you think of them?
Since everyone has an opinion on how I price my items (most people tell me I should raise them, but i resist). I’m curious what you have to say. If you are the kind of person who would purchase this for a gift or for yourself and you’d like to suggest a reasonable price knowing it is handmade and mostly sewn by hand, please e-mail me at email@example.com and share your thoughts with me. I’d love to hear them!