I’ve been making lots of projects for Paul in the last few months so I thought I’d do an update blog post. A lot of the patterns are patterns I’ve already reviewed or are hacks of patterns. I will link to other blog posts where relevant.
I enjoy sewing for Paul as it’s such a different process creating garments for someone else. He loves wearing everything I make him and proudly wears 3 to 4 Emma-made garments per day. Fabric shopping is enjoyable for both of us as he finds fabrics that he wants.
All of Paul’s T-shirts are made from one pattern which we created from an existing T-shirt. I cover this process in this blog post. Here are the latest batch of T-shirts.
I’ve made Paul around 15 Paxson Sweaters. All the details are in my earlier blog posts which can be read by clicking here and here. I made one minor change as I was finding my neckbands weren’t sitting nicely. I removed 1cm from the pattern piece of the neckband.
As the sequins are non-stretch I added 5cm ribbed gussets to the body of the sequins. I followed this tutorial by By Hand London. I won’t be sewing sequins in a hurry as they are a bit tricky! but I love the sweater.
I’ve previously made Paul Hudson pants and have written about a short hack here.
His stuff always falls out of the pockets of his Hudson pants so we tried a different style of side seam patch pockets. He still has the same problem with these ones so next time we will try zips.
I made Paul a raincoat! A detailed blog post is available to read here.
I also finished a third bomber jacket for Paul. It was inspired by a ready-to-wear jacket we saw in a menswear boutique. I used this pattern which I’ve made twice. I added the cuff length onto the sleeve length and added a neckband. It was sewn in a similar way to the bomber jackets but the fabric was much trickier to sew!
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing all the menswear I’ve been making lately. It’s been fun designing and sewing new pieces for Pauls wardrobe.
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Wow Emma, these are all fabulous makes!
Thanks Wis! I’ve been far more adventurous with my menswear makes lately. The silver jacket was started last winter so I was determined to get it done. Back to sewing for me!
Ah, all beautiful! That silver bomber really takes the cake but I love the sassy t-shirt collection, too!
Thanks! I was really thrilled to finish that jacket it was TRICKY to make! He always chooses gorgeous materials for his T-shirts. They are fun to sew!