It’s very unusual that I’m making something for the current season. I’m so slow that I never attempt it. It always seems that in winter I’m sewing for summer and vice versa. So I’m completely amazed that I have a new shirt and pair of pants that are Fall appropriate.
First up….the red pants.
These are Thread Theory’s Jedediah pattern that I zhuzhed up a bit. Like so many sewists, I love this pattern. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Make and wear one pair, and you (or your guy) will be wanting more.
Fabric: heavy cotton moleskin from Stonemountain & Daughter. No stretch, all fabulousness.
- Skip the flat felled inseams.
- Remove yoke and patch pockets
- Replace with darts and welt pockets
- Add two piece waistband with curtain
- Draft and sew a French fly
- Add two more belt loops
Cold weather is coming, and these thick brushed trousers are sure to be in heavy rotation. BTW the shirt is also “me made”. French cotton shirting from Elliot Berman Textiles in NYC. Beyond luxurious!
Speaking of luxurious shirts….
The feather shirt is finished.
Made from a rayon / viscose border print from Stonemountain & Daughter. Deliciously soft and fluid. Rayon can be a challenge to work with; but with careful measuring, cutting and sewing it makes beautiful garments.
This is my TNT baggy buttondown shirt pattern from the 1960’s, which I’ve hacked in multiple ways. Adding in a border print only expanded the design possibilities. I love how this turned out, and for once I bought enough fabric to make my ideas come to life!
Finding proper buttons for this shirt was a challenge. Let’s face it, JoJo’s leaves a lot to be desired in the button department … unless you’re looking for buttons shaped like butterflies or cupcakes. Goodwill to the rescue. I scavenged the buttons off two shirts that I picked up on “senior” day. Total outlay, about $5.50. Age has its advantages!
BTW the pants are dark brown velvet Jed’s. Did I mention how much I love that pattern?
Homer and I wish you happy Fall sewing!