Friday, September 20, 2013

12 More Outfits - Menswear!

The vast majority of the garments I make are for myself.  My kids occasionally nab a handmade, but really I'm a fairly selfish seamstress.  One of the main reasons is it is easy.  I'm always available for fittings, I've got a fair idea of what works for me, i know what i like and I can live with the inconsistencies and design features that sometimes make their way into my work.  Given that I'm working as much as I can to minimise the mistakes and rushed inconsistencies, it's time to branch out.

Darron is my biggest supporter, cheerleader and promoter.  He has always encouraged and complimented my work, he is proud of the things I make.  We had been planning for me to make him a blazer for a while now and we were discussing that when the idea rolled around to do another, overlapping 12 outfits in 12 months to overhaul his wardrobe.  My 12 outfits have been completely stress free, life has been extremely challenging, but my outfits have been pure enjoyment.  So the idea of 12 months of making stuff for the love of my life greatly appealed to me.

Here's what I'm working with: Darron is tall, nearly 6'2", athletic build, with long arms and legs.  He struggles to find jackets and blazers with sleeves long enough.  He loves colour and unique, interesting one of a kind type garments.  He is actually the perfect candidate for a custom made wardrobe.


We've planned a little, shopped a little, pinned a little.  There are plans for at least on blazer, a three piece suit, casual trousers and shorts, shirts and tees, long and short sleeved, a couple of cardigans and some pyjamas.  I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to getting stuck into this.  I've bought the Thread Theory Parklands collection of patterns because its like they were designed just for Darron, and will cover a lot of bases for us, so I'm ready to go!  I'll update soon with the more detailed plan for the whole 12 months!

6 comments:

  1. What a terrific plan! Can't wait to see how it goes! Lucky Darron!

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  2. Great plan! Looking forward to some pictures... (and just checked out the patterns, love the Henley btw)

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    1. Thank you! I made the Henley last night and the pattern is fantastic!

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  3. exciting! as you say, perfect candidate for custom made. you are very adventurous taking on a suit :)

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    1. Thanks! It will take some time to build up the courage to start that one lol.

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