It has been very apparent in the sewing blogosphere of late that, despite the sunny weather, ripening tomatoes, and time spent at the beach, sewers of the Northern Hemisphere are turning their minds to Fall sewing plans. My mind has been wandering in that direction lately as well so I am currently in the midst of gathering supplies for a few upcoming projects – fun!
To help you along with your Fall sewing plans, we are holding a flash sale featuring flat rate shipping. For today, Saturday and Sunday only, shipping will be $10 for any size parcel to anywhere in the world!
This sale is the perfect opportunity to purchase those heavy or bulky things that you have been wishing to add to your shopping cart but have avoided due to higher shipping costs. I hope that if you are in Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia you will take advantage of the flat rate because I know shipping rates can sometimes be prohibitive. Matt and I are often shocked to see how much higher the shipping rates are for you compared to those lucky sewists in the US! It bemuses us, especially, that it is far more expensive to ship within our own country (Canada) than to the far reaches of the United States.
Anyways, shipping woes aside, I hope that you enjoy the chance to stock up on Fall sewing patterns, fabric and tools without the worry of shipping rates!
Now, let me show you my Fall menswear sewing plans:
Before the weather cools, I’ll be making Matt some fresh Strathcona Henley t-shirts using these Anna-Maria Horner knits. They are very stable which I like for a men’s t-shirt and I think the florals are just abstract enough to make them wearable (and unique) for Matt.
Next, I will be sewing some fresh Jedediah Pants and Shorts out of some really beautiful twills from Stylemaker Fabrics (the green is brushed and the grey is un-brushed). You have to feel the brushed twills in person, they are SO soft and luxurious feeling and they are an excellent weight for pants. I think they are just thick enough to make the belt loop layers manageable on most sewing machines. The green twill will be a pair of shorts (likely featuring an aqua and green floral binding to complement the fabric and aqua zipper…we will see what prints I can find!). The grey pair will be a nice basic pair of pants.
After these projects are finished I anticipate the weather will begin cooling so I will sew up a pair of rugged Jutland Pants for Matt to wear while chopping wood and working in the shop. I haven’t quite decided whether I will sew the cargo pockets or not. We will see which style Matt prefers just before I go to cut out the fabric! The fabric is another brushed twill from Stylemaker in my favorite rusty orange color (I usually call this colour the ‘Carhartt colour’ but I could just as accurately call it the ‘Thread Theory’ colour since this is the colour from our logo!)
This beautiful dotted chambray will be a sample for our upcoming button up shirt pattern. I mistakenly bought this forgetting that I was halfway through making a button up shirt for myself in the olive green colorway of this fabric…woops, I guess Matt and I will run the risk of matching :P.
Lastly, once I am in the full swing of sewing menswear, I’m going to launch in to tailoring a Goldstream Peacoat out of my most prized fabric possession – jet black wool from the Pendleton Woollen Mill store! This fabric was gifted to me by the store when they began stocking our patterns – it was a surprise thank you gift when I sewed for them a sample of our Goldstream Peacoat. So nice of them! While my first version of the Peacoat headed straight to their store for display, I have had plans ever since to recreate it for Matt to wear! I plan to follow our Tailored Peacoat Series for this project and Matt is very excited about the results! Hopefully this coat will be ready for the frosts and potential snow in November or December.
So, what menswear projects do you have lined up for the Fall? I hope you are able to take advantage of the Flat Rate Shipping Sale! Happy daydreaming…