I am glad to see that there are a few, way too few, other men who sew on these site. I liken sewing to building models and problem solving. I( have been sewing for about 50 years, have a BFA in Textile Design and worked in the carpet and rug industryfor 30 plus years in sales and styling.
Here are pictures of some of my projects. Most of them use recycled materials, some come from my own clothing some come from thrift shops and rummages, and some is new from decorative fabric showrooms.
the quilt and pieced items were made without patterns but with guidance from books and my daughter, the jackets adapted from a purchased pattern. I have made longer versions and adapted the technique to make skirts. The shirt (Kurta type from India) is from Folkwear and the vests are adaptations from the folkwear pattern (Jewels of India).
I sew to conserve, to share and to create. I love fabric. I also knit and crochet.