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Summer Menswear Outfits

by Adrianna

Summer is just around the corner, and we have some great patterns for you gentlemen out there to snazz up your wardrobe! We have you covered in the fabric and notion department with various oxford shirting weight cottons, linens, chambrays, and more plus a rather dreamy group of denims on their way, with rivets and antique brass jean buttons. As is traditional with menswear, the details are key. All of our menswear patterns come with the bells and whistles to create a truley classic and stylish garment, and allow you to practice finishing techniques and technical detailing. The button-up shown here is a slight variation of one of the Five Frontier Shirts from Folkwear Patterns (shown here). I combined some details of a traditional western shirt with a traditional button-up to create this style for a good friend.

Mentioned in a past post on Menswear Patterns, here are some store samples of a great outfit pair from Thread Theory menswear patterns - the Jedediah Pants (shorts version shown here) and the Strathcona Henley T-shirt Version. These patterns have superb instructions to create a truley professional finish on your garments. Practice putting in a fly zipper, topstitching, adding rivets and a jeans button, and flat felled seams. If you tend to be more of a technical/mechanical person, you may discover this type of garment sewing to be extremely satisfying.

Stay tuned for a post later this week on the Negroni menswear shirt pattern from our local pals Colette Patterns.

Happy Sewing!

Menswear Patterns

by Adrianna

Although many may stereotype that sewing is a female hobby or profession, we are here to prove that wrong, and encourage an equal sewing/craft community. We have many great and talented male customers and we are so glad to see the number of male customers rising. Sewing is a very special skill trade that all walks of life should be proud to know, and there is something very empowering in being able to make your own clothes. After all, whatever your gender, we all need clothing in our daily lives. Our pattern table may be dominated by women’s, children’s, and quilt bins, but we are looking into adding more menswear patterns to our table. Some great menswear staples we carry currently are some gems from local Colette Patterns, Jalie, Make it Perfect, and the wonderful menswear pattern company Thread Theory. Whether you are sewing for yourself, or want to make the men in your family something nice, peep these great patterns for some inspiration and thourough instructions. Also, make sure to stay tuned in the next few weeks for an instore sample of the Jedediah Pants and Strathcona Henley T-shirt version from Thread Theory. Happy Sewing!

Just In: Sale edition!

by Gina

Just a quick reminder that our 9th anniversary sale starts Friday, October 24th, and runs through Sunday, October 26th. ALL fabric will be 10-50% off, and everything else will be 20% off (while supplies last)! Yahoo.
So, even that brand spankin’ new Colette pattern, Dahlia, will be 20% off!

And, we’re well stocked with ghoulish, Halloween, Day of the Dead oriented embroidery patterns for all of you wishing to do a little stitching for the upcoming holiday.

Hope to see you this weekend!