Some months ago I was so lucky to be chosen to be a tester for Thread Theory: the only indie company I’ve seen around For Men Only!
Under this label you can find Morgan and Matt, a nice couple of Canadians – read something about them:
Morgan is a sewing fanatic with a background in history and fashion design. She is thrilled to be living the dream of sewing for a living and encouraging others to pick up the re-emerging skill and art form as well. Morgan loves a rainy west coast hike to an ocean viewpoint, a steaming mug of herbal tea, and scrolling through the infinite abyss of inspiring sewing projects and witty blogs.
Matthew is a photographer, computer nerd, compulsive tool organizer, and ideas-man. He is thrilled to own a business that puts his wide variety of skills to good use. Matt loves meandering photo-walks, DIY everything, endless hours of research, and the warm fuzzy feeling that comes from balancing the Thread Theory books.
On their site, they have a great (and growing) range of patterns:
Newcastle Cardigan, Jedediah Pants, Strathcona Henley, Goldstream Peacoat and those wonderful Comox Trunks!
I’d suggest you to take a look, because they’re one better than the other 😉
They sell PDF patterns, Tissue ones and also some nice sewing supplies, like labels and a great kit (perfect for beginners) including everything you need for creating your own
Check also their Pinterest board, with some others versions (there’s a super hero themed one too!)
And there are my (well… hubby’s) Comox Trunks… oh, just one side thinking: I haven’t been able to make him modeling these ones… can you figure why he doesn’t want to be in my blog wearing only boxers? … men!
I’ve added a contrasting binding (refashioned from an old T-shirt, the same I used for Jack’O Pin Me – my Halloween PinCushion, remember?), just to have some fun, and a contrasting white elastic… because I was waiting for my black one to come from the UK!
Yes, I buy my elastics from the UK because they cost a fraction of what I pay them in Italy (= an arm and a leg)!
Just a side not: due to the fact that they’re a small garment, it could be a great way to refashion some old T-shirts! But check that they have a Lycra (or spandex) content, because this pattern asks for it!
TIP:If you’d be tempted to sew them but you’re scared for sewing with knits, start reading my 30 best tips about it!
Here you can see the back: just like RTW ones, Comox Trunks don’t have side seams!
And here’s where I added a row of topstitching, on crotch seam… it was looking like it was going to be… umh… itchy!
By sheer coincidence, just the week before Thread Theory sent out Comox Trunks for testing, I draw a pattern for my version of trunks (that is really different, they are completely closed in front – my model says he likes them more closed… and I have to believe to him, I can’t judge myself LOL)… I’ll share mine too, soon 😉
Do you ever sew for men in your life?
That’s all for today!
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