Sewing for men: Mr July, Burda 7230 and Girl Charlee Fabrics
I bet you thought I had forgotten about Mr July didn’t you? Well here he is, checking in as the last of July’s sunshine is setting on the horizon…
You see I changed my fabric choice at the last minute. I had planned on sewing lounge wear ie track suit bottoms ‘trackies’ shorts, anything that could be worn around the house that is comfortable and cool.
The Pattern is Burda 7230. I am finding Burda patterns have the best choice for men. I planned on using navy blue sweatshirt type knit jersey fabric.
Then I was contacted by
Have you seen selection of knit fabrics? If you sew you will understand… my little brain was dazzled and delighted, so I chose a black and white* and set to work…
I used my overlocker for all seams, its a fast and very easy pattern and I liked the instructions too.
The fabric is soft and drapes very well. Elastic is used for the waist band and then a tie cord is threaded through too. True to size, I think you could cut the hems any length you wanted. The pattern includes a womens version too, think i may give it a go later?
Mr July is hoping for sun at the weekend. My Mum is visiting us all the way from Florida.So come on out to play Mr Sunshine pleeeese.
I love this picture and just had to include it, my Mum has just handed him a beer…look at that smile. No wonder!…. he has new shorts and the mother-in-law is giving him beer!
The laughter alerted the dog, who ran out to see what the fuss was about…
I will leave you with a pretty view of the ‘rear’ ……!
So what do you think of Mr July? I like him a lot….
* This is a collaborative post.