Menswear updates

I wanted to share with you my latest menswear makes.

My menswear posts both here and on Instagram get far less engagement than my womenswear posts. However, it’s important to keep sharing to provide ideas and inspiration with you – dear reader. Do let me know if you like this content as it encourages me to keep sharing.



Here’s my latest version of McCall’s 7637. My three other version can be seen here, here and here. This jacket is surprisingly simple to make once the pattern has been fitted to the wearer. I cover this in my original blog post. This jacket is a staple in Paul’s wardrobe. He rotates between the three colourful versions. I definitely want to make him others in the future when we find suitable fabric.


The next garments is a Paxson sweater. I’ve made Paul probably around 15 Paxson sweaters since I’ve seen been sewing for him. As documented here and here.

This version is a mid-weight printed French terry. I paired the main fabric with a matching ribbing from The Fabric Store. Paul was stoked when I bought the fabric home as it reminded him of the GitHub contribution graph. He works in IT so a lot of people notice the comparison.

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GitHub contribution graph

The third garment is his annual two-piece-setacular. I created his first version for Beers at The Basin which is an annual outdoor summer beer festival. He loved wearing his first version so much that we’ve turned a two-piece-setacular into a family tradition. This year’s version is made using McCall’s 6044 and the Hudson pants pattern to make shorts.



These photos don’t show the amount of guys wearing similar outfits two-piece looks were very popular! The fit on the armhole of the McCall’s 6044 isn’t quite right for Paul. I’ve been reading about the issue and I think the armhole needs to sit a bit higher.


I recently purchased a short sleeve menswear shirt pattern called the Gosling. So am planning to toile this next to see if the fit will be better than the 6044.

A new non-binary pant pattern by Melilot called Huy will be one of the next patterns we try. It’s designed for lightweight woven fabrics and has elastic around the waist with awesome pockets built into the front and rear of the pants.

The Hudson short hack is ok – I always considered it to be a temporary solution as it’s not designed for non-stretch fabrics until I found Paul an elasticated waist pattern (for woven fabrics) that he liked.

I hope you enjoyed reading I look forward to sharing more menswear posts in the future!

Happy sewing.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. PoundCake says:

    I’m surprised menswear posts aren’t finding a comparable readership! Sewing for a partner (and it does seem like many sewists’ partners wear menswear) is such a fun way to try cuts and fabrics we don’t personally wear. And I’m not just saying that because I’m slowing nudging my boyfriend to be as colorful as yours. XD Specifically the two-piece sets…another fab installment!


    1. I’m always surprised to. But I guess not everyone has a man in their life who they want to sew for. It seems that those of us who do sew for their partners appreciate the inspiration. Glad you like the two-piece πŸ™‚


  2. Natasha says:

    Yes, please do continue to post about your men’s wear making adventures. I am very interested in making some things for my husband. I really like your two piece and the sweater. It does seem like a great plan to have some tried and true patterns to go to for making him garments. It is so much less frustrating to sew something when the fit is already worked out. Happy sewing!


    1. Men have such easy bodies to fit compared to us ladies! I tend to use the same patterns over and over again. Glad you like the two piece πŸ™‚


  3. Rosemary Giles says:

    “Do let me know if you like this content as it encourages me to keep sharing”. Yes – please keep sharing your menswear content. I rarely sew for my husband but have good intentions and need your inspiration. Rosemary kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia


    1. Hi Rosemary glad that you appreciate it ❀ looking forward to hearing more about what you're planning to make him.


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