Paul surprises people with his love of crafts. He sews out of frustration at the monotony of men’s clothing, and feels men aren’t well represented in the sewing world.
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Apart from his everyday wear, Paul also likes to make more theatrical clothes with costumes for historical re-enactments and dresses for his female impersonator friend.
I love elephants print to make clothes with...Paul
Paul learnt to sew by watching his mother as a child, and finally got his own sewing machine at the age of 20. He has been sewing ever since. Paul loves the pleasure he gets from creating something unique that you can’t buy in the shops.
He describes his style as colourful and bright, and likes to reflect this in the clothes he creates. Paul has experience in a wide range of garments; from shirts to waistcoats; shorts to fleeces and even an English Civil War costume for his re-enactment society.
Paul has 30 years of sewing experience, and has handled thick fabrics and difficult menswear projects. As well as sewing, Paul also enjoys knitting, gardening and is passionate about elephants.
“I’ve got a passion for collecting elephants. I’ve got over 200 of them. I’ve been collecting them for 25 years or so, they’re all over the house. I love elephant prints to make clothes with and am thinking about making a pin elephant - they seem to be my lucky charm!”