New menswear: Ottobre Family 7/2017 Cloud Gray sweatshirt

This was my second make from the Ottobre Family 07/2017 magazine after my men’s briefs and was also a Christmas present for my other half. And you know what? This was such a satisfying sew.


In essence it’s a fairly straightforward men’s raglan sweatshirt, but it had a few small details that made it a lot of fun. Firstly, it has an open shoulder dart to reduce bulk and add shaping, which I haven’t come across in the raglans I’ve made so far. Secondly, to cover up the dart seamline and just generally to embellish the sweatshirt, you’re instructed to use an embroidery stitch when you topstitch the seams. Continue reading “New menswear: Ottobre Family 7/2017 Cloud Gray sweatshirt”

New shirt: Colette Negroni shirt for men

My husband is resolutely a t-shirt kind of man. Which is something of a shame, as he looks splendid in a shirt, particularly a short-sleeved one. Therefore, I was more than delighted when he mentioned offhandedly that he was considering wearing a shirt to work now and again and might need to find some new ones. I immediately thought about the shirt patterns I had and decided to give the Negroni a go. It’s my first man’s collared shirt and I’m really pleased with how it turned out!


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