bemberg, handmade wardrobe, mens clothing, mood, outerwear, pattern testing, sewing, thread theory, wool

Pattern testing: Goldstream Peacoat by Thread Theory

When I first "discovered" Thread Theory and their solid line-up of patterns, I was impressed and excited: stylish menswear!  What a concept!  So when they had a call for pattern testers for their newest pattern, the Goldstream Peacoat, I just had to respond, and was fortunate enough to be chosen to do it. Lucky me!… Continue reading Pattern testing: Goldstream Peacoat by Thread Theory

handmade wardrobe, mens clothing, sewing, wool

Project in the works (Hint: more menswear!)

I'm not quite ready to reveal my most recent (big!) project, but here're a sneak peeks and some thoughts about it...This project marked the first time I've used shoulder pads (!).  I sewed during the late 80s and 90s, so that's kind of impressive.My own blood, sweat, and tears (well, maybe not tears) went into… Continue reading Project in the works (Hint: more menswear!)

britex, britex guest blogger, handmade wardrobe, handsewing, mens clothing, pocket square, silk, tie

Holiday tie and pocket square for your man

With the holidays quickly approaching, the season of get-togethers and parties with family, friends, and co-workers is nearly upon us!  Whether it's as a gift for your sweetie or a unique statement to be worn yourself (you budding tailors out there!) sewing a special tie and coordinating pocket square is actually surprisingly easy.While silk is… Continue reading Holiday tie and pocket square for your man

britex guest blogger, colette patterns, mens clothing, negroni, plaid, shirt

Man’s button-up: Matching plaids

When I discovered the beautiful and vintage-y modern plaid at Britex, I knew I had found the fabric for which I had been searching.  I had in mind a short sleeve button-up shirt for my husband, but wanted something different than classic dress shirting.  This fab plaid completely fit the bill!   However, once I… Continue reading Man’s button-up: Matching plaids