Where does one put their bearding flair?
At various bearding events, it's quite common to pick up some sweet pins either as part of the competition, or handed out by the various clubs attending the events. Some people put the pins on their hat, while others might choose to put their collected pins on their jacket or on their competition outfit. So where do I put my collected pins?
Hey! If I put the pins on something I can easily remove from my jacket, I'll be able to rock the pins on just about any outfit I wear. Damn, the "dork" is strong with this one.
To the sewing machine
Digging through my collection of scraps, I found some black fabric that would suit the purpose ideally. After a bit of folding and sewing, I had the start of what I was hoping to make.
Ideally, I'll end up with a sort of vertical epaulet that I can button to my jacket and cover with event pins.
Add some button holes
At both ends and in the center of my bling holder, I added button holes. This was my first time making button holes and they came out looking like crap. That's fine. It is more important that they work.
This is the second button hole that I made and it is probably the best of the three button holes that I made.
All finished. The top button hole on the bling thing goes over the jacket's pocket button and two new buttons were sewn to the jacket to match up with the middle and bottom button holes of the bling thing.
It is purely coincidental that the Austin Facial Hair Club patch is in the armpit of my jacket.
See you at the next comp.