How many of you have sewn a garment for your man? I feel it is an area of sewing that is unfairly neglected. We sew for ourselves all the time. We sew for our children when they are younger.
From patterns to fabric, even the Burda pattern I use here has a “young” label on it.
As for fabrics I recently tried to shop for ‘boy’ fabrics but if you don’t want a mustache or sunglasses as a ‘fun’ print for boys or men, then you are left with stripes or chevrons?…
Next year I plan on setting myself a challenge, to sew at least one “Man Sew” garment per month.
To Kick off my challenge and as mentioned in my last post with details, I have sewn my other half a long sleeved t-shirt in a two tone contrasting colour knit fabric.
He loves it, it fits him perfectly and as a bonus he agreed to model for it!
Pattern: Burda 7916 was half price = £2.40
Fabric: jersey knit 1.5m @ £9.99pm = £14.98
Total outlay = £17.48
(All other notions I already had)
Yes you can buy cheaper elsewhere, but this is handmade and the only slave labour was mine?
The results of the challenge so far:
Mr January can be seen lounging
Mr February can be seen outdoors
Mr March can be seen
Mr April can be seen
Mr May can be seen
Mr June a special Father’s Day man sew can be seen
My July can be seen relaxing
We took these pics at Sherborne Abbey
Are you planning a ‘Man Sew’ anytime soon? do let me know….