#menswearmakenine 2018

From left to right, top row to bottom row:
Elastic Waist Shorts - Thread Theory Jedediah (seen previously here and here)
Hoodie - Clothes for All Seasons
Pajama Set- Vogue 8964

Chinos - Clothes for All Seasons
Button Down shirt - Liesl & Co. All Day Shirt
Trench Coat - Japanese coat book

Pea Coat - Thread Theory (or Japanese coat book)
Tee shirt - Clothes for All Seasons
Boxers - Clothes for All Seasons

Is the first 2018 resolution post you've seen? I mentioned in my post about Japanese menswear sewing books that I want to sew more menswear, and although I've never participated in #makenine before (since I usually change my mind about things a hundred times and also, make way more than nine things in a year) I've decided that nine is the perfect goal amount of men's clothing for a year, especially since I've made Alex mayyybe 9 things total in all the years I've been sewing. Time to double my record!

Do you sew menswear? If you do--or if you haven't, but want to start!!--I'd love it if you'd join me and use the hashtag #menswearmakenine to follow along as we do some menswear sewing.

UPDATE: this is about menswear sewing, regardless of recipient. If you want to make someone boxer shorts, it counts, regardless of the recipient's gender. If you want to make yourself boxer shorts, it counts, regardless of your gender.

See you on the 'gram!


ps: expect to see more of Alex on the blog! i guess i'd better brush up on my photography...

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  1. David is a lot older than Alex but I recently made him a pair of Kwik Sew jeans and have plans for more using that, modified, or my men's pattern making books. I made my sil a burda waistcoat. Grandsons shirts. I have some gorgeous Burberry wool to make a jacket for DH but we haven't decided completely on style. So I'd join you, but I'm a slooow sewer and 9 is too many to donate to the men in my life! Good luck with yours though.
    Have you considered the pattern making books?

  2. ooh I could make Glenn silk t shirts and get to nine. He used to wear silk short sleeve t shirt style shirts all the time and we can't find them to buy anywhere. I bet EOS has the right kind of fabric. Also if you figure out a boxer short fly please let me know. I am excited!

    1. I've only ever made them once, but my mom has done them up a lot, and the first choice boxers have really great fly instructions: http://www.nancysnotions.com/product/first+choice+boxers+pattern.do

  3. I've only made John one thing, ever, and even though it's not even marginally my best work, he still wears it with pride. I doubt I could do all 9 next year, but a) what a fantastic Unselfish Sewing goal, and b) even searching for those 9 patterns for men sounds challenging and fun! I might have to join in (and try not to get John's hopes up ;)

  4. I love this! My husband is going to get a whole bunch of new clothes!!



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