Kleding is zo af en toe aan vervanging toe. Manlief zocht ook zo’n kleding uit en bij hem hadden een aantal kledingstukken betere dagen gekend. Zo ook zijn overhemden. De Sti(c)k Belgique uitdaging van Let’s Sti(c)k together was een mooi moment om twee Belgische patronen te combineren. Het inmiddels tiende overhemd voor manlief is een Zonen09 Theo meets LMV Bernie geworden.
Husband also has cleared out his wardrobe. Some of his shirts had seen better days. Autumn is already one month old and although we still have nice temperatures mornings and evenings are getting colder. Perfect time to make this time a long sleeved shirt for him.
I wanted to make a new Farbenmix FÖHR Herren Shirt but this didn’t happen. Husband has some shoulder problems and is wearing short sleeve shirts because they are easier to put on. He haan’t much short sleeved shirts in his wardrobe so time to make a new one. I went to Sikkes on a hot sunny Saturday to see if they had some suitable fabric.
So here is the matching garment for the Farbenmix FÖHR Herren Shirt: the Men’s Cargo Shorts by Wardrobe By Me. A pair of shorts is great item in men’s Summer wardrobe. My husband is no exception. He likes wearing Cargo shorts. The patch pockets on the side of the legs are great to have while cycling or walking for his mobile phone and credit cards. Time to tell about my first Cargo shorts experience.
I recently finishend a new poloshirt for my husband but he wasn’t 100% happy with it. He wanted a more lighter colour next time and also no breast pocket. Fabrics for men garments are hard to find but sometimes one can have some luck. Youngest daughter and I visited the Stoffencircus in Leiden on Whit Monday. We bought two fabrics and one of them was this old green striped Megan Blue jersey fabric.
Husband cleared out his wardrobe three weeks ago and decided to let some of his well worn poloshirts go. They had seen better days. So time for me to make some new. Suitable fabric for men isn’t easy to find. I saw a while ago on the Sikkes IG-account a few striped jersey fabrics. One looked perfect to use for a new poloshirt. I hopped on my bike two weeks ago to take a look in the shop.
Husband asked very kindly if I could make a new dress shirt for him. He wanted something else than blue or grey. We went shopping at the Stoffenloods in Heemskerk where he saw a red striped fabric that he really liked. One can do a lot with stripes and created nice looking details. The LMV Cliff hemd has an eye catching shoulder yoke that’s perfect for some stripe playing. I started with making some sketches before starting to cut the striped LMV Cliff hemd version.
Gillian started in 2012 the Sewing Top Five serie. The Sewing Top Five has 5 categories: hits, misses, highlights, reflections and goals. She writes individual blogposts with each categorie as subject. I liked the idea but decided to make a mixture of all these categories in just one block of five. Why? Because I didn’t had many misses (no selfmade project was destroyed in the wash, never worn or when it failed it was unpicked and got another look). So here we go in no particular order.
This is the second time that October is reserved for Stik Belgique. We are challenged to use sewing patterns from Belgian origine. I choose the same pattern as last year: the LaMaisonVictor Cliff hemd. The first version had short sleeves. Time to make one with long sleeves.
After a long and sometimes hot summer Autumn is peeping around the corner. Now the Summer is coming to an end in the northern hemisphere and days are slowly getting shorter so evening and nights are slowly getting longer. Sometimes September but also October can bring some nice, warm days. So I made a Zonen09 Theo overhemd poloshirt version for the ‘Sew Long Summer 2018’ Blog Tour.
My husband is this time the subject of my sewing projects. I made for him a striped version of the LaMaisonVictor Aspen poloshirt. The LaMaisonVictor Aspen poloshirt is the third time that I’m using the LMV May/June2018 edition. It doesn’t happen often that I use a sewing magazine three times but this edition really had some great designs I could use. My LMV Malmö broek was worn at least once a week since I made it and also once in combination with the LMV Oslo blouse. A while ago I also made a poloshirt for my husband that he likes to wear. I decided not to use that pattern again but make this LMV version because my husband like the fit of his LMV Cliff hemd and LMV Bernie hemd.
How many different sewing patterns can be made of a dress shirt? I bought the March/April 2018 La Maison Victor magazine while I was waiting for a connecting train to go home. The pattern of the LMV Bernie Hemd seemed to be perfect for my husband to make it out of some light fabric that I bought last year at Les Tissus du Chien Vert during a short stay in Brussels. I can highly recommended this fabric shop if you ever visit Brussels. As soon as I saw this fabric I knew it was perfect to make a short sleeve for my husband so I bought 1.25 meter. The only question was had I bought enough to make a LMV Bernie Hemd light blue version van te maken? The pattern suggested 1.60 meter for all sizes.
My Let’s Sti(c)k Together March challenge was making a poloshirt for my husband. I’m also a participant in the Breaking Ground Tour and decided to combine both challenges. First step: finding a suitable pattern for this make. I did a search on the internet with ‘poloshirt male sewing pattern’. The result was a bit disappointing and one of the suggestions was a Kwik Sew pattern.
I’ve never heard of Kwik Sew but this company seems to be founded in 1967. They design patterns for ‘real people’ and easy-to-follow sewing instructions. Kwik Sew 3484 is a dress shirt but I decided to challenge myself and turn the pattern into a pattern suitable to make poloshirt. The back body needed no alteration and the center front body pattern was also drafted on the pattern. Time for the Kwik Sew 3484 pattern poloshirt hack. I only made button plackets.
Flafinko zette vijf jaar geleden de stap om zelf kleding te maken. Zij schafte een naaimachine aan, starte een blog en deelde haar productie. Zij wilde dit vijfjarig blogbestaan niet zomaar ongemerkt voorbij laten gaan en daarom organiseert zij ‘Stik Belgique’. De opdracht is eenvoudig: gebruik een Belgische patroon en indien mogelijk ook Belgische stoffen. Ik deed al twee keer eerder mee met de Let’s Sti(c)k Together blogtour maar niet met kleding. Ik ga deze keer voor kleding. Manlief kon nog wel een overhemd gebruiken en na de eerdere positieve ervaringen werd het het Zonen 09 Theo overhemd patroon. Deze Zonen 09 Theo overhemd stip versie is pas het eerste kledingstuk. Er komt in de loop van oktober nog het een en ander aan.
De details van de Zonen 09 Theo overhemd stip versie
De stof komt misschien bekend voor. Het werd al eerder gebruikt in deze versie. Ik besloot deze keer de driehoek details en het borstzakje te laten vervallen. De contrast stof is deze keer effen en werd gebruikt voor de binnenkant van de schouderpas, de manchet, de binnenste kraagstaander, de onderkant van de kraag, inzetstukjes maar ook voor de split.
There is also an English version. Please scroll to the end of the Dutch version.
Almost a week ago I showed this make for my husband and wrote that he wanted the next one in a more lighter colour. I was about to plan a trip together to visit some fabric stores when I came across this fabric. This Grey White graphic design fabric is from the Fabric collection of La Maison Victor by Editex. I bought it at Stik’nStof in Leiden. Leiden has a market in Wednesday and during lunchtime I decided to do a walk and visit the market. There’s always at least one fabric stall and a couple of weeks ago I bought here some fabric to make a dress for our youngest daughter because she had to attend a wedding. On my way back I came across Stik’nStof and I decided to take a look there as well. They have a beautiful fabric collection and this fabric is one of them.
Er is ook een Nederlandse versie. Deze vind je aan het eind van de Engelse tekst.
The Dutch phrase for this Jeans Blue/Black vertical stripes Mens T-shirt would be ‘mijn man heeft een streepje voor’: This time my husband was in my good books. The funny part in the Dutch phrase is ‘streepje’ – ‘stripe’. Sometimes it isn’t possible to write a blog post in two languages and making the ‘playing with words’ happen. I came across this fabric some weeks ago while I was buying haberdashery. I haven’t any suitable fabrics for my husband in my fabric stash so every time I see something suitable for him I buy it. Stripes never loose style and a T-shirt made of this fabric would look casual and smart on his jeans.
I used the self drafted pattern that is the same as for all the white T-shirts I’ve been making for my husband to make this Leisure Time Two Coloured Mens T-shirt. The fabric was found at Stoffenbeurs in Haarlem that was held on the last Sunday of March. I was looking for white jersey fabric to make some more new white T-shirts. That fabric wasn’t found but I saw some blue jersey fabric with a black stripe that would be perfect to make a Leisure time T-shirt.
I always pre-wash fabrics so the finished garment will not shrink anymore. Some fabrics can also be treated with starch or other chemicals to give them for example a shine. Pre-washing will also remove this starch and chemicals. This fabric lost 4% of its length and 2% of its width after pre-washing. I ironed the fabric and started cutting.
Er is ook een Nederlandse versie. Deze vind je aan het eind van de Engelse tekst.
Theo overhemd korte mouwen versie is also one of the versions that can be found on the Theo overhemd pattern. The fabric came from the Stoffenspektakel. I visited it on Sunday February 19th to buy fabric for the short sleeved version and I found some beautiful dark blue fabric with small grey dots. There was just enough left to make a short sleeve version so I considered myself to be a very lucky person. The stall also had matching grey fabric with dark blue dots. I decided to use that for my contrast fabric and also buy enough to make a fourth version of the Theo overhemd later this year.
Theo overhemd klassieke versie is made of beautiful light blue cotton. This fabric was also bought at the Stoffenloods just like I did for this make. The fabric is a woven fabric with a beautiful diamond shaped design. I choose to make a classic look due to the beautiful light blue classic colour and the classic design of the fabric.
Theo overhemd klassieke versie – the alterations
I already told you about the minor changes I wanted to make. The yoke was redrafted by shifting the outer shoulder point for 0.5 centimeters to the font. My husband also wanted his armhole a little bit lower. I also changed the shape of the tail hem and added a triangle gusset. This version has two back pleats to give this version a little bit more space to move the arms while he’s working at the office. He also wanted the sleeves a little bit narrower because this would give a better fit under his suits.
Theo overhemd weekend versie is the first version in a serie of three makes. Zonen09 is a Belgium brand. They design patterns for men and boys. Melissa Evans is the host of the Breaking Ground project blog tour. She has hosted this one as well. I had no idea what I wanted to make for the blog tour but after a while I decided to make menswear for this blog tour. I’ve made some menswear before like these T-shirts, boxershorts and chino’s. This weekend versie was also a kind of test version but the fit is almost perfect so it turned out as a very wearable make.
Sewing male underwear part 2 is my search to draft the ultimate sewing pattern for a round neck T-shirt and boxershort for my husband. I started sewing T-shirts and boxershorts for my husband almost a year ago and still he isn’t 100% satisfied with the result. He wanted another T-shirt length, some neckline changes and also some minor changes on the fit of the boxershorts. I drafted two new patterns and started cutting and sewing.
Sewing White Round Neck Male T-Shirts – the following versies
Sewing White Round Neck Male T-Shirts is all about sewing the perfect White Round Neck Male T-shirt for my husband. After the last make he still had some issues that he wanted to be changed. First was the length of the T-shirts and secondly the shape and the finishing of the neckline. The length was the easiest to alter but the shape and the finishing of the neckline is a challenge to find out what he (really) wants.
Sewing More Mens Wear Part 1 starts with my husbands white T-shirts. Almost a year ago I offered my husband to make his T-shirts. The T-shirts he bought were always to short. I just finished making version 4 and still there are some points of improvement in his opinion. He is happy with the finished neckline. I finished the neckline this time the same as I did with my last five top sewings. I also sewed at the hem V4 on both T-shirts. It’s hard to see the difference between all the versions and this way I can tell the versions apart. I’ve already bought some new white jersey at Stoffenspektakel recently to sew version 5. After pre-washing and finishing other projects I’ll start making them.
Two male chino trousers are made for a friend of us. He told me a while ago he couldn’t buy his favorite style chino trousers anymore. He wants them with a pleat in the front and also with an easy fit. So he asked me if I could make for him two new trousers. He gave me the oldest one with holes in the knees. The chino was taken apart and after that I copied all the pieces of the chino trousers. Another point is the color that has to be a kind of natural. I started looking on the internet and found two shops were they had this kind of fabric. I showed my friend both fabrics and they were approved.
His Boxershort versus her Tunnel Scarf are both made of leftover fabric. The main fabric for the tunnel scarf came from the ethnic print cut in sleeve top. The boxershort is made entirely made of the main fabric. My husband still wasn’t happy with the finishing of the waistband. After cutting the top I had enough length left to sew a boxershort for my husband. Perfect to make a third version. The off cuts of the main fabric were used to make an other tunnel scarf. I also found some scraps left of the black yoke top and my red cocktail dress. Both matched really beautiful with the main fabric and therefore could be used too.
Four Mens Boxer Shorts were made after I had been making this sample for my husband. Although he was happy with the sample I decided to make a few changes to the pattern when I saw him wearing the sample. All four are made different (I’m searching for a good way to sew them to get the best fit and outcome), but they are all sewed using a overstitch sewing machine. Two of them have elastic in the waistband using small elastic.
Four Mens Boxer Shorts zijn gemaakt nadat ik dit proefmodel had gemaakt. Ofschoon hij tevreden was met de uitkomst besloot ik toch een paar veranderingen aan te brengen toen ik zag hoe de boxer short zat.
Sewing Menswear is about making some T-shirt and boxers for my husband. My husband is very tall and lots of his RTW T-shirt are to short for him. I offered him to make some new T-shirts for him with the desired length. Besides the T-shirts I also offered to make his Boxer-shorts. A while ago he bought some new Boxer-shorts, but when he was wearing them he found the legs to tight. An earlier bought Boxer-short had much wider legs, but sadly these weren’t available anymore. Last week I copied this Boxer-short and in my pile of discarded T-shirts I found one big enough to sew a sample.