I’ve noticed a small trend popping up lately that there are more sewing options for men available. I have only sewed a couple of garments for my husband – both were McCalls 6044 (blogged here and here). I found it extremely satisfying to make both of these shirts. Perhaps it’s the fact that he has less curves to deal with than me, but fitting the muslin was much easier than fitting a garment for myself. I also think that it helps that he is much less self-conscious of his body than I am and that men’s fashion trends move much slower and so he seems more easily pleased than I generally might be. In fact, he still wears both of these shirts all of the time (which brings a smile to my face every time).
I’ve wanted to make more things for him, but honestly havn’t found any other patterns that seemed worth my time. Recently, though, I have seen a few patterns on the internet that have perked my interest in sewing for him again.
Here are a few on my list.
Thread Theory Newcastle Cardigan – Thread Theory is a new pattern company that only creates patterns for men. So far they have only released this one, but I am pretty excited to see what else they come up with. Their designs seem to be pretty on trend.
Green Pepper Bicycling Jersey – I first saw this when Carolyn of Fake It While You Make It made one for her husband. My husband is a big road biker and I think he would be thrilled with a custom jersey.
The Avocado Hoodie by Disparate Dispatches – This is a new indie pattern company that seems to focus on practical, everyday wear. The best detail about this hoodie is that it has an extra pocket on the lower back so that your partner can have a warm hand while having their arm around you. I could totally see myself making his and hers versions for an anniversary or valentines day.
So what do you think?
Do you often sew men’s patterns?
Would you give any of these a try?
Do you know of some awesome men’s patterns that I have missed?