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In the Wild: May the sewing force be with you!

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Since the Finlayson Sew-Along is done, things will be getting back to normal on the blog again!  Tuesday is once again “In the Wild” day where I feature Thread Theory makes that have been sewn by our talented customers.  Of course, with the Finlayson Contest still in full swing, I will be showing you another batch of excellent fall sweaters today:Finlayson Collage 3

Ann Kin (all three photos, received by email)Finlayson Collage 4

Thornberry | Mr. Fowlie (photo 2 & 3, received by email)Finlayson Collage 5

Mr. Fowlie (received by email) | Jackie (photo 2&3, received by email) | Thornberry

Thank you, everyone, for your submissions to our contest!  I love the different textures of fabric used for this cozy sweater – each of the sweaters are so personalized and unique!

Now, I have one more thing to show you today and I hope that it puts as big of a smile on your face as it put on mine.

I received the photos of Jackie’s Finlayson Sweater which she sewed for her husband along with a lovely email.  Jackie told me that she loved how her husband’s sweater turned out and that, since he is a Star Wars fan, she “couldn’t resist having a bit of fun with the photos…”

I opened up the attached photos and, to my delight, found this:


AWESOME!  May the force be with you all during your Finlayson sewing endeavors! 😀


In the Wild: Sunday Breakfast Strathcona

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I have a Strathcona Henley to show you this week!  This professional looking Henley was sewn by Jane of Jane’s Sew & Tell for her husband.  The Strath looks great in a cheerful red and was perfect for a (delicious looking!) Sunday breakfast.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

To see more photos and hear about the sewing process, head on over to Jane’s blog!  I think this Henley will be a great piece to transition into Fall (my mind is on a Fall wardrobe at the moment).  What garments and patterns are on your Fall sewing list?  If the Finlayson Sweater is on it, head on over to our store because it’s 25% off right now :).  Enter SEWSWEATERS as a discount code upon checkout.


In the Wild: Camping in a Finlayson

In the wild banner - smallcamping finlaysons 2camping finlaysons 4We thought you might like to see the Finlayson samples in action!  They’ve been getting loads of wear this summer – both on Matt and on me!  We wore them camping and they were the perfect weight to keep our backs cozy as we sat around the fire and the evening air became chilled.camping finlaysons 3

Isn’t the lake lovely?  It is about an hour away from our house and is called Gosling Lake.  There are all sorts of campgrounds in this area but I think the one we found is the best one :P.  It is a completely free camping site complete with a rickety little dock, our own personal beach, a gorgeous lake over which the sun set directly in front of us, a resident beaver…and we were the ONLY ONES THERE!

camping finlaysonscamping finlaysons 5 Our little yellow Volkswagen barely made it over some of the boulder-sized obstacles along the gravel logging roads but it was well worth the struggle to get away from the full and load common campsites.  We plan to head back up to our secret site soon, this time equipped with our kayak and some scrap wood to reinforce the crumbling dock.

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In the Wild: Amy’s Finlayson (and a give-away!)

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We’re thrilled with the enthusiastic response we’ve received about our newest pattern, the Finlayson!  I know fall might seem a long way off here in the Northern Hemisphere but this you will have plenty of time to find the perfect fabric and sew a few sweaters before the weather even begins to change :).  And for those in the Southern Hemisphere, hopefully this new sweater will be a nice addition to your mid-winter wardrobe and I’m sure will pair perfectly with a nice cup of cocoa!

For today’s In the Wild post, I’d like to show off Amy’s Finlayson hoodie.  She was one of our very helpful test sewers who contributed greatly to some of the finishing options and thoughtful details now included in the pattern (she came up with the method for applying the twill tape to the kangaroo pocket!).  She just launched a blog post complete with a give-away last night.  Head on over to her blog to see some great Finlayson photos, hear her review of the pattern, and enter to win a Finlayson pattern of your own!

Amy's hoodie


In the Wild: Featuring finished Thread Theory makes


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Today marks the first day of what will (I hope!) be our first regular series on the blog!  Each Tuesday morning I’ll be posting a new Thread Theory garment that I’ve seen around the internet or sewn myself throughout the previous week.  There are so many amazing menswear pieces popping up on blogs and social media sites lately.  Every time I see a new one my drive to create more menswear garments is happily refreshed.  It is most definitely time I share them with you so you can feel the same!

Jeds by Cashmerette

First up is a pair of Jeds made by Jenny of Cashmerette for her brother’s birthday.  Isn’t the subtle vintage vibe absolutely amazing?  To check out the whole photoshoot in the dreamy location of Provence, France, head on over to Jenny and Lauren’s blog, Cashmerette!