Our PDF pattern inventory just grew by leaps and bounds! We are thrilled to now stock Laela Jeyne menswear patterns and 5 Out Of 4 menswear patterns in our shop. These two indie sewing pattern companies have designed some stellar menswear pieces in addition to their large collections of garments for women and children. Upon viewing their creative and well thought out designs, you will see why we think they so nicely compliment our own patterns.
Let’s have a look at the new designs (or head straight to the shop to check out our full PDF collection comprised of designs by eight (!) different indie pattern companies):
From Laela Jeyne, we have three PDF patterns which she has named Dapper by Laela Jeyne. All three patterns could be sewn up to make a complete outfit (or a closet full of outfits if you employed the many variations included for each design!
First off, we have the Emmett T-shirt. This is a versatile pattern featuring a polo, Henley and crew neckline. There are two sleeve length options. The pattern includes instructions for fitting this design (including grading between sizes. It is available in sizes XS-3XL. Laela Jeyne patterns include a great feature: You only need to print the size that you want to use.
Next up, we have the Reed Trousers. These are classic chino pants with roomy thighs, a straight fit, slit side pockets and optional welt pockets. They are a great alternative to our Jedediah Pants – both garments feature a chino-style fit and look similar from the front but you can choose between darts and welt pockets (the Reed Trousers) or a yoke and patch pockets (the Jedediah Pants) depending on your preference.
Lastly, we have the William Vest which is a perfect layering piece over the Emmett T-shirt. The William Vest can be sewn as a simple vest or you can add all manner of details including a snap off hood with a gusset, shoulder and back yokes, snap flap, welt pockets and breast pockets.
Now we’ve had a look at the Dapper collection by Laela Jeyne, let’s check out the new patterns by 5 Out Of 4. I was eager to add 5 Out Of 4 patterns to our shop because they have a very large size range and include a huge amount of variations with each design.
5 Out of 4 have made a great vest design too – theirs features colorblocking options, a zippered chest pocket with an optional flap, zippered hand pockets and a fully finished interior. This pattern is drafted for sizes XXS-5XL.
The Sierra Fleece Pullover is a stand out pattern for me – I love the color blocking options – you can use contrast fabric for the shoulders and part of the sleeves to create a very nice effect (check out the other images in the shop to see this look). You can sew the whole design without yokes and with one piece sleeves (pictured on the left), or you can sew the two piece sleeves with one fabric to match the shoulder yoke (pictured on the right). So many possibilities based on your fabric and color combos to create a variety of looks with one pattern! This pattern ranges from XXS-3XL.
The Halftime Hoodie is a nice quick project. Sew a sweater with or without a hood, choose between two kangaroo pocket sizes and sew short or tall cuffs (with the option for thumbholes once again). This pattern includes sizes XXS-5XL.
The Rocky Tee is a versatile basic – sew it as a v-neck or crew-neck with a variety of sleeve lengths and finishes (you could even choose thumbhole cuffs if you like). This pattern extends from XXS-5XL.
We’ve received a lot of requests for woven boxer shorts over the years but we haven’t made a pattern for this style – because this great option by 5 Out of 4 already exists! These shorts have been well thought out – they don’t have a centre back seam and instead feature three back panels that create a roomier and more comfortable fit at the back. You can sew an optional buttonhole fly and the seams are nicely flatfelled. These are hard-wearing and will produce a very professionally finished pair of boxers!
The last pattern by 5 Out of 4 is a great one – swim trunks with a million high-end details!
These trunks feature a mesh liner, faux fly, optional drawstring, optional side pockets and optional cargo pockets. Mix and match these details for a quick or more hefty project.
Welcome to the Thread Theory shop Laela Jeyne and 5 Out of 4! We are so glad you are designing menswear!