Y’all might wonder why I don’t sew for grownups much (shhhh it’s because they always want boring shit, and want to underpay me to boot). Well, despite this, I’m going more and more that direction especially as my daughter approaches my height – and takes on more adult proportions – and my son is fast on her heels.
Since I’m begrudgingly messing with adult-sized pattern pieces anyway, my husband stands to benefit. These last few days whilst passing a kidney stone & dealing with a cold – and a pulled hamstring (seriously WTF with me and knowing how to live life) I managed to put together a hoodie for my husband – who at 6′ 1″ and of a size-Medium girth is a little tall for the garments that fit his chest. I’ve got this goal to make a set of tried-and-true patterns for him so I can clothe him in style!
Athletic stripes – cut from a creepy half-poly knit I’d used for elements of last year’s Halloween clientele (my on-grain skillz are breathtaking!):
The hoodie also sports a stenciled “distressed” star. Practicing for my next “distressed” hoodie project. I bought a Martha Stewart sponge for this! Someday I will have a real screenprinting scene set up. SOME DAY! *shakes fist*
I gotta admit it only took me about an hour and a half to put this entire hoodie together last night – even with the extra side panels and somewhat fussy stripes. I am a hoodie machine.
Ralph goes Zoolander with his “Blue Steel”:
Kelly, there is such a need for Indie men’s sewing patterns. If you ever think of selling your patterns I would buy them!!! Love this hoodie. You are such a talented seamstress. So jealous of your skill!
Let me know if you ever want a draft for a particular size or person!
The amount of work that would go into making a full-size-range pattern – and how much testing I’d have to do – has thus prevented me from starting a pattern line. However I’ve thought of it!