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M7206 Color-Blocked for Minerva

Are you still curious about M7206, the McCalls retro bowling shirt? I’ve talked about it many times: In linen In silk without front curved seams In silk with curved seams In cotton shirting Then you’re in luck because I just made another one—and this one is color blocked! I posted …
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Sunday V-Neck Pattern Review

The Sunday V-neck is a raglan pattern from Friday Pattern Company. And it’s free! Another great thing about this pattern is that it’s a unisex tee (another unisex pattern from Friday Pattern Co!). It’s made for a 2-inch (5 cm) bust vs high bust difference, so you might need a …
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McCall’s 7206: The Easy Men’s TNT Shirt Pattern

I’ve posted about McCall’s 7206 men’s camp shirt pattern before. It’s a vintage-style bowling shirt and pretty easy shirt to make. So far I’ve made one for Ryan and my dad Louie has received two. Louie in lavender linen Louie in brown silk Ryan in plaid cotton shirting And then …
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Simplicity 8323 Vintage Robe Pattern Review

The Simplicity 8323 pattern was released in 1985, so it falls well within one of the definitions of vintage fashion. From Live About: The term “vintage” is used to describe clothing between 20 and 100 years old that is also clearly representative of the era in which it was produced. …
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Top 5 Sewing Patterns of 2019

I love Top 5 (and 10, 50, or 100!) lists, end of year lists, making lists. I just love lists! And the Top 5 sewing patterns of 2019 is my year-end favorites! And this isn’t any ol’ top 5 either. This is my Top 5 sewing patterns of 2019 for …
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Linen Burda 6815 – Pattern Review

BurdaStyle 6815, or simply Burda 6815, is a slim-fit chino style pant with a Bermuda shorts option. I made these for my dad for Father’s Day since it was on his list. Yes, I MADE PANTS! And not just ANY pants. BURDA PANTS! With a ZIPPER! And WELT POCKETS! That’s …
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Thread Theory Finlayson Sweater – Pattern Review

Finlayson has a Nordic heritage so it’s no wonder that the Thread Theory Finlayson sweater is a cozy garment. It’s perfect for protecting against those cold winters. Thread Theory is one of the few menswear-focused pattern companies around. Hailing from Canada, they aren’t exclusively menswear pattern makers, they definitely have …
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Oliver Hoodie for Men – Pattern Review

Today is the release of the new Sinclair Patterns pattern for men, the Oliver hoodie and polo shirt. *Housekeeping: some links on this page are affiliate links, meaning that I get a tiny commission from purchases you make using them, but it doesn’t cost you anything extra! If I like …
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Simplicity 8268 Pattern Review – More Joggers for Him

In January 2018 I made El Hubo the first pair of Simplicity 8268 joggers. He calls them his “house pants.” Basically, he lives in them when he’s home. Our new home is in Long Beach, CA which recently underwent a freezing rain situation. We work out at 6:30 am 3 …
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The Brown “Silk” Bowling Shirt – McCall’s 7206

My third iteration of McCall’s 7206 men’s bowling shirt was once again for my dad. His first one in lavender linen was the nicest thing I’d ever made, but he really wanted a brown one, too. We sourced some “silk” (more on that in a second) at a vendor in …