Seamwork 11: The Menswear Issue
The October issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read!
In this issue:
- Common Pattern Adjustments for Men: Achieve a custom fit with a few simple pattern adjustments, by Haley Glenn.
- A Custom-Fit Leather Thimble: Create a comfortable and functional thimble for hand sewing, by Tasha Griffith.
- The Secret Life of Flannel: The humble fabric that is as versatile as it is comfortable, by Rachel Gander and Terri Kauffman.
- Bespoke Tailoring on Savile Row: Explore the rich tradition of bespoke tailoring with Morgan Meredith.
- Dedicated Follower of Fashion: Discover the menswear of Carnaby Street, by Betsy Blodgett.
- Male Sewist: David Moore explores what it means to be a male sewist.
- The Seamworker’s Guide to Brooklyn: Get to know Brooklyn with Jennifer Wiese.
- Behind the Seams: A close look at the classic and practical details of a 1960s hunting jacket.
- Block Paper Scissors: Make a menswear-inspired bodice pocket, by Devon Iott.
- Handmade Beauty: Make a customizable aloe shaving soap, by Kat Siddle.
Some favorite quotes from this issue:
“The actual word “bespoke” stems from the practice of entering into a tailor’s showroom and choosing or “speaking for” a piece of cloth. The cloth was reserved for the wearer’s future garment, and the measuring, drafting, and fitting process was begun.” -Morgan Meredith, Bespoke Tailoring Savile Row
“Carnaby Street in the 1960s was a hallowed place—a pinnacle moment where art and music came together in a singular place formerly unknown to the world: the boutique. ” -Betsy Blodgett, Dedicated Follower of Fashion
“I was blissfully unaware that bright green aluminum knitting needles and rainbow-colored acrylic yarn could be viewed by anyone as problematic. I knitted and knitted and then I was told by an Important Adult (not my father, as you can now imagine) that boys don’t knit.” -David Moore, Male Sewist
And here are the two new quick-to-sew patterns in this issue:
Denali is a unisex fully lined quilted vest with a contrasting yoke and practical kangaroo styled pockets. Layer Denali with your favorite button up or sweater for a warm look perfect for fall.
Paxson is a raglan pullover that you can sew up in just one hour. Elbow patches add charm to this unisex pattern. Play with color blocking or sew Paxson up in a cozy sweater knit for a unique sweater.