Oliver + S

sewing for men

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    As I’m developing some new patterns I’ve been wondering: how many of you sew or would like to sew for the men in your life? And what would you like to sew for them?

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    Profile photo of TamaraTamara @justsewit

    Yes a resounding yes! My almost eleven year old son has well and truly outgrown Oliver and s and I have been hard pressed to find anything decent and age appropriate ever since. My husband also desperately needs some new things and is a “hard to fit” man because he is very very broad and I have had no end of trouble trying to find things to sew for him.

    A nice raglan t shirt with the option of short or long sleeve would be great. This way it could be adapted into a rashguard for summer months. Swimming gear, shorts, jeans!!!! Pyjamas (not necessarily sleep shorts) a really nice dress shirt similar to a sketchbook but grown up. A good style of jacket (casual for us mostly, nothing really formal). Basically, lots of things.

    I hope that doesn’t leave you dizzy Liesl!

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    Profile photo of jaxjax @capnjax

    Ditto what Tamara wrote. Also polo shirts, Henleys, cargo shorts/pants, a basic jacket like a windbreaker, swim trunks. Dude basics that I can jazz up enough to make them interesting, but not so interesting he won’t wear them.

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Swim trunks that are not board shorts (he has a pair that are a bit more tailored which he loves) and a slim button-up shirt, please!

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    Profile photo of ReneeRenee @Renee

    I’d like to sew more for my husband. He doesn’t get as much handmade as the kids do. I’d love a nice shirt and dress shorts, please.

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    My boys are almost all out of Oliver and S sizing šŸ™ I would love a mans version of the field trip cargos. These are my goto pattern for the boys and my husband wears this type of pants too.
    A polo, a raglan and a button front shirt with different cuffs, ie normal and french would be fantastic.

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    Profile photo of violetvatavioletvata @violetvata

    I have two boys and one husband who have outgrown Oliver and S (ha!) I make mostly casual items, like sweatshirts, swim gear, and sleepwear for them. I also do dress shirts because I hate the options in stores. I’d love to see men’s pattern that start at the top of the boy sizing, as in, they have sizes like XXS and XS, because it is impossible to find patterns or clothes for older boys who aren’t quite men sized yet, especially if they need significant modifications to fit (extra slim). Hope this helps šŸ™‚

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    Profile photo of Susan OkurowskiSusan Okurowski @sokurowski

    Yes please! Would love to make dress shirts & board shorts for my son and husband

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    Shirts with two piece collars and cuff plackets are always on my radar.
    I would love your instructions for these.

    Cargo shorts, something like the Field Trip with no waist band/elastic back casing would be great as work/casual wear.

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    Profile photo of rebeccarebecca @rebecca

    I’d love to sew for my husband, as he is very hard to fit (barrel-chested), but short.

    I’d make him more jeans and dress shirts, but i’m happy for any Liesl pattern!

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    Profile photo of Todd GibsonTodd Gibson
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    @todd

    So if we develop and release patterns for men, who is volunteering to sew from them for me?

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    Profile photo of Lightning McStitchLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    So you’re releasing an all-sport action man jumpsuit @todd ? šŸ™‚ I’ll make you one!

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    Profile photo of Todd GibsonTodd Gibson
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    @todd

    In blaze orange and neon green ripstop nylon, please, @lightningmcstitch.

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    Profile photo of thejennigirlthejennigirl @thejennigirl

    I second the cargo shorts and button front shirt.

    To add, I fell in love with Oliver +s because of the hint of retro styling to the designs, because the styles are timeless and classic. If you do produce a men’s button-down shirt, one that is less “modern” styled and more traditional in design would be wonderful. Especially if it has a great pointed collar

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    Profile photo of EnbeeEnbee @Enbee

    I like the idea of sewing for my husband, and I know he’d wear things I made for him, but practically speaking, I rarely even sew for myself. I know I’d buy and use a pajama bottom pattern, but I’m not sure how often I would make even a staple item that was more complicated. I might feel differently if my son is still willing to wear Mom-made garments once he’s grown.

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