Pleased with how the sleeve plackets turned out on my current work in progress. #sewing #memade #imadethis #sewqueer #menwhosew #makemenswear #menswearforall

First of three muslins I’m working on this long weekend.

The Seamwork Negroni was the first project I tackled years ago when Carla was trying to teach me to sew. It sat unfinished in my drawer for at least four years until I got my own machine in October 2017. When I finally finished, I sort of hated it. The bright yellow fabric was a poor choice. The contrast red top stitching looked like Ronald McDonald-wear.

I pulled it out again last week and realized the biggest problem: the fit was sloppy. What worked on my chest left me with a sloppy shoulder seam. So I drew myself a “large and a half”: size L shoulders, sleeves, and neck; half between L and XL on the chest. Tried on the muslin this afternoon and I think that’s going to do the trick. Also, I have cute fabric ready for this.

Finished my @jalie_patterns 2451 this weekend, perfect for the chilly weather lately. I wound up tapering the back to get the fit right, wish I’d have five that before I started assembling. 🙄😂 . . #oaklandsews #sewqueer #menswearforall #imadethis

Neglected to post photos of this in all the denim jacket madness: first make of 2019, Toby K Charleston vest in wool flannel from @stonemountainfabric. . . #imadethis #makes #oaklandsews #sewqueer #janome #menswearforall #sewcialists #mensew