Hello, Train to Crazy readers! Today I’m here to talk about the fun and challenges of sewing for men.
I’m Melissa, and I blog over at Melly Sews
The next challenge in sewing for men is fabric. I had picked up this Free Spirit Novella Rayon in Rain Aqua at my local quilting shop (Remnants: Fiberculture) intending to make something for a boy with it. To my surprise, when I showed it to Hubby, he said he’d wear it. Another trip to the store (men’s clothing needs more fabric than boy’s, after all) and muslining my pattern with an old bedsheet, I whipped up this shirt.
The fabric is just the right lightweight drape for this, and despite the bright colors, has a kind of hipster feel that works well in Austin. I left the hem straight because Hubby prefers it that way (no tucking required) and resisted the urge to put on pearl snaps instead of buttons (too far over the hipster line).
And the final challenge? Getting a good picture. He’s not used to being in front of the camera for my blog like the boys and I am.
Thanks for having me, Andrea! I’m thinking about sharing the pattern for this shirt in the future – anyone interested? Pop on over through one of my social hook-ups below and let me know if this is something you’d like to see. I’m thinking it would be only the one size and free.