We now carry sewing patterns from another menswear designer! While we continue to work on future pattern releases I thought you might like an introduction to some other designs. As a result, we now have 4 more menswear patterns for you to choose from in our shop!
Merchant & Mills is a British pattern company that focuses on women’s garments but has a strong selection of menswear. Their men’s patterns each offer something different from what we are already designing at Sleeves & Legs. Here are the reasons I’ve added them to our shop:
Merchant & Mills
I love the aesthetic style of this British haberdashery! Their menswear pattern designs were a no-brainer to add to our shop. The fit and style is very different from our fit with an athletic/youthful focus. These easy fittings designs are boxy and relaxed – suited to a more the stockier figure. Their sleeves allow for muscular arms and their shirt hem length is on the shorter side as commonly found in vintage menswear – both these features add to the classic work wear aesthetic of this collection. Think 1950s American work wear!
What we have in store for you
The Tee – is the ideal project for beginner sewists who prefer to start with a menswear garment. What makes it so easy to sew? This tee is sewn in a woven fabric! A basic garment that will become a favorite closet necessity very soon!
The Landgate – a pull over your head, hooded, chic jacket with a workaday feel to it. Works beautifully in fabrics like canvas, denim, oilskin, or even a soft wool. Suitable for both men and women.
The Foreman – an unlined utilitarian jacket, made to take charge! Inspired by traditional workwear of the early fifties, this is a very practical jacket.
The All State – never sewn a men’s shirt? This boxy shirt is a great start! It features a one collar piece and patch pocket and is best worn casual in cotton or linen.
I have plans to at least one of these patterns myself. I might even try to sew The Landgate jacket as I love the easy outdoor style of it. Think oilskin cloth or heavy demin, just don’t know yet.
I hope these patterns inspire you to sew more menswear! You can find them all in the pattern section of our shop.