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.
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.
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!