I'm always so amazed by the time and thought that you put into your menswear sewing projects. Most commonly, our customers sew our patterns for a family member (rather than themselves) so it is heartwarming to see the love put into the projects that you make for your significant others, sons, fathers, and friends!
Just recently, Blanka emailed photos of this spot-on rendition of the famous Peacoat from BBC Sherlock
. She used our Goldstream Peacoat
pattern as her base and adjusted it in numerous ways to capture all of the stylish details found in Sherlock's iconic coat. Check out that inverted box pleat along centre back! And the nicely structured collar which really is the essence Sherlock's suave style. This Peacoat truly was a labour of love - Blanka sewed it over several months for her boyfriend. She carefully sourced the best materials from around the world (she is based in the Czech Republic and patiently waited for Gutterman Gimp thread to arrive from the UK so she could hand sew all of the buttonholes!).
Sarah emailed me with this excellent photo of her and her husband at her brother's wedding recently. They are wearing co-coordinating handmade outfits! Sarah is wearing a glamorous version of the Sewaholic Davie Dress
and her husband is sporting awesome plaid Jedediah Pants
and a linen Fairfield Button-up
. Sarah mentioned that this is her 14th pair of Thread Theory trousers (!!!) and also that she expects to sew many Fairfield shirts for family members in the future. Wow...she is prolific!
Thank you, Blanka and Sarah (and all of the others) who have shared your Thread Theory projects with me via email! Reading about your happy experiences with our patterns and seeing the pride on each wearer's face as they sport handmade outfits is what it is all about for me. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to chat sewing and share!
There have been some great makes popping up on Instagram lately too. Here is a smattering for you to enjoy! If you would like to see more, try searching a few of these hashtags:
#makemenswear #threadtheorydesigns #threadtheory #fairfieldbuttonup #finlaysonsweater #camasblouse (and any of our other pattern names). Have fun!
Let's finish off this post with a great sewing hack. If you want to sew the Comox Trunks
pattern but can't source wide enough elastic (or you would like to play with some color combinations), try stitching two narrow elastics together. Narrow elastic is available in many colors in most fabric shops. You might even be able to find some fun prints. Excellent idea, Naii! I hope your Comox Trunks turn out well!