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Sneak Peeks of an Upcoming Pattern


I’m sitting here in front of the computer with glazed over eyes and a muddled brain after a week-long power session of writing instructions and drawing diagrams!  Here is a tantalizing glimpse at a few of my favorite diagrams.  I’m sure you can tell what our next pattern will be!

Burrito-Method Collar-Stand Tower-Placket

Yup, it’s the long-awaited button-up shirt!  The instruction booklet for our the Fairfield Button-up is now with our graphic designer and it will be headed to test sewers shortly.  Whew…what a relief to have a new menswear pattern near to completion at last!


28 thoughts on “Sneak Peeks of an Upcoming Pattern

  1. Pingback: Finlayson Sweater – Thread Theory Designs – Smiles & Handiwork

  2. Ah yes! If you just make a pattern for socks next, we can outfit our men head to toe in ThreadTheory, ha! Can’t wait!

  3. I cannot express how much I’ve been looking forward to this! 😁

  4. Can’t wait! I’ve been waiting to make one for my guy for ages 🙂

  5. Yes! Yes! So much yes!

  6. Aah I love that technique at the top! Can’t wait to see the pattern!

  7. This is exciting! I look forward to seeing it. I know Megan Nielsen allows people to sign up as potential testers and then she will go through her list when a new pattern needs testing and people can say yes or no if they are able and willing to test. Do you have something like that?

    • We do have a pattern tester list like this and occasionally send out emails to this list looking for people who fit a certain size or can sew to a certain deadline. If anyone would like to be added to this list, just email me at and I will do so! 🙂

  8. Oh ! I’m dreaming of making a shirt for my man. Wish I could test yours! Details look great !

  9. Yey! You know I’ll be the first in line 🙂 is it weird that the pattern isn’t out yet and I’m already agonizing regarding what size to make?

    I hope that the fact the pattern is almost out means everyone is OK and well around your part of the world…

    • Our sizing will be explained really clearly! We’ve drafted two separate patterns – one for average figures and one for larger figures with sizing that overlaps – so I am explaining how to choose the right proportions thoroughly in the instruction booklet! Everything is great over here. We’re excited for Spring. I hope things are well for you too and that you are enjoying life as newlyweds!

  10. Oh how very very exciting! It’s been so fun to have seen this gone from a seedling of an idea to almost being ready! I’d be super curious to hear more about the choices you’ve made during the design and drafting-process – I know you were open for input a while back, to hear what people felt was missing in the shirt patterns that are already out there. What features did you decide on, and why? Oh, now I need to find someone who wants a shirt sewn for them! 😀

    • Thanks for bringing that up! I will most definitely do a blog post explaining how I worked with the amazing feedback everyone gave when I put out a call for ideas! It was incredibly helpful and guided the entire design and drafting process. I can’t wait to share the details.

  11. I can not wait!!!

  12. Oh! Oh! Oh! I am literally waiting to sew all my husband’s work shirts until this pattern is released! I don’t even want to bother with another pattern when I know this one will be perfect! (No pressure.)

  13. I sew all men’s shirts in our family and I can’t wait to sew this one! Put me on the pre-order list! Congratulations Morgan and Matt!

  14. I was hoping you would announce something like this. Can we pre-order?

    • We’ll be launching the PDF first and then, once the Tissue pattern is ready, anyone who bought the PDF can receive the Tissue pattern minus the cost of the PDF (so the PDF will be free). It’s kind of like pre-ordering and gets the pattern out there to sewers sooner 😀

  15. I am thrilled about this. Your patterns are amongst my favourites.

  16. Awesome! Wish I could test 😉

  17. Yay!!! Very exciting!!!

    Kind regards, Helene _____________________________ Helene Goldberg Stitch 56

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    At the Stockroom 14, 19-23 Clarinda Road Oakleigh South VIC 3167 Open Shop : Friday Afternoons 1pm to 4pm

    PO Box 3150 Moorabbin East VIC 3189 Australia


  18. Great name for your new pattern!

  19. Yessss! I’m so looking forward to this! I love to sew shirts!

  20. Woooohoo!! Can we preorder? 😀

    • 😛 Glad you’re excited! We’ll be launching the PDF first and will offer our usual deal: When the tissue pattern launches anyone who bought the PDF can receive the Tissue pattern minus the cost of the PDF so it is essentially like pre-ordering. It allows us to build the funds to print the pattern and it gets the pattern out there for everyone to use sooner!

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