Sunday, April 19, 2015

Jedediah for Jed

Jed's turn on the rota.
First up
Another practice shirt before I cut the good stuff.
(I have a piece of Liberty I have been sitting on for at least two years, waiting for just the right pattern)
Vintage Butterick 3217
By jove I think we have got it!
Sewn up in a soft and silky lawn I have had in my stash for 20 years.
I did add 3 inches to the body length.
The narrow back yoke really suits Jed's over developed shoulders.
The collar was perfect, no trimming needed.
Collars can really 'date' a mens shirt.
Rounded cuffs and the obligatory two piece sleeve placket 
Hard to see but I know it is there.
MoP buttons reversed to the shell side to balance out the floral.
It looks so smart paired with his Jedediah jeans.
Sewed up in some seriously heavy bull denim.
What an awesome pattern.
I have made this pattern up in the shorts for Hugo and was super pleased with the results.
So I convinced Jed to give them a whirl.
No, don't adjust your screen, the legs are really that short.
I took 2o odd cm's from the lengthen/shorten line.
Seriously, they look like gnome trousers on the hanger.
But on.....
They look proper smart.
worn with his Kwik Sew rugby
Just the right length 
I do like the slightly tapered leg on him.
He likes the lower waist line.
Does up under the tummy, doncha know.

The nitty gritty kitty.
The shirt pattern is just right for Liberty and such like lawns. Enough ease with out looking floaty. If you are looking for a dressy mens shirt, have a search on eBay and Etsy for it.

The trousers are brilliant and on sale at the moment.
I loved then when I made the shorts for Hugo but now I am a complete convert. Really really good instructions, no fluff just to the point with an adequate number of diagrams.

I was particularly impressed with the steaming and stretching of the front and back legs before sewing.
Brilliant.

Next time I shall do a lot more decorative top stitching. I didn't with these as I was not sure how well received they would be.
There was a chance they would be delegated to work.
Otherwise, the pattern was pretty much perfect.
My only tip is I cut the size the corresponded to Jed's hip not his waist. I find chubby men do up their trousers under their bellies anyway.


Next, sports wear for Jed.

xx N

24 comments:

  1. Wow, you're right, the jeans look dead weird on the hanger but fantastic on! Job very well done. Same to Jed for his modelling stint. And bonus points to Jed for being man-cool enough to wear a pink floral shirt and still look tough!

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    1. I know Shelley, if I hadn't being fitting them continually I would have been so worried I had stuffed up. No wonder just lopping off the bottom of his jeans always looked odd!
      He is very comfortable with his floral shirts, I did quiz him about this fabric but once Hugo said he would have it if Jed didn't it was on!
      Thank you!
      xx N

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  2. Your fit is just perfect for him and so beautifully made Nicole. You do such amazing work!

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    1. Thank you Virginia!
      This has been my ultimate goal, to make Jed trousers.
      I did try in our early days of marriage and it did not go well. I had not learned about pattern adjustments, which Hugo and Jed definitely need.
      I am happy with these and he likes them better then his RM's, so that is a huge budget saving.
      xx N

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  3. I love the way everyone in your family gets their turn at your sewing treats! Beautiful makes, Nicole. And yes, yay Jed for going the gorgeous floral shirt!

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  4. Thank you Jane.
    I could happily sew nothing but pretty dresses but my men might object.
    xx N

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  5. When I saw the photos on Flickr I thought "I don't know what she is talking about, they don't look like gnome trousers at all." But on the hanger ... I would not have guessed those were the same pants. They look great on him.

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    1. Thank you Masha.
      When I was cutting them they looked so odd. I kept calling him to come in from the paddock to try them on.
      xx N

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  6. Tailored shirts and jeans - best dressed gnome around ;o)

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  7. These both look fantastic! And not just in theory - they fit Jed to a tee! You are an incredible seamstress, Nicole. You're an inspiration to me! One of these days I'll tackle menswear for Steve ...

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    1. Thank you Inder. This was my ultimate goal, to sew for Jed, as his clothes are the most expensive.
      I am very happy now.
      xx N

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  8. They are both fantastic! I think I will need to get that pants pattern.

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  9. Kate, it is an awesome pattern, so very good!
    Thank you!
    xx N

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  10. What a great outfit! I'm so impressed with your pattern fitting abilities!

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  11. Thank you Elizabeth, I am so pleased I got the fit, now I can just concentrate on sewing.
    xx N

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  12. Wow! You did a great job nailing the fit, Nicole. Jed is indeed a sharp dressed fellow!

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    1. Thank you Cindy, mens sewing is hard, fit wise and physically handling all that fabric but it certainly cleans up the stash.
      xx N

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  13. It is nice to see this pattern made up. I have been admiring it for quite a while.

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    1. Thank you!
      It is such a nice sew.
      xx N

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  14. What a great outfit! He sure looks sharp :) Love those jeans!

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  15. Thank you Kristin, have you tackled that KwikSew pattern yet?
    xx N

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