While most of my sewing is for myself, I do enjoy occasionally branching out and sewing for others (the golden rule: don’t ask/badger me to do it!). Here are some of my faves – excluding Christmas makes which get their own showcase.
First up, two garments for my little brother Tom: Thread Theory‘s Strathcona Henley and Jebediah Shorts. I love Thread Theory: their patterns are modern, well fitting and appropriately masculine. I made the henley from Robert Kaufmann laguna jersey which was gorgeous to work with, and the shorts from cotton twill. Boys clothes are so fun to make – no pesky curves to deal with!
For my summer-housemate Andrea, the freebie StyleArc Rosie top to add to her black ponte peplum wardrobe (trust me, she’s got a lot). I keep on meaning to make one for myself but haven’t quite got around to it yet… hopefully soon.
And finally, my canine friends! Emily’s dogs got a new tweed dog bed courtesy of Zimman’s fabrics and a night on my serger.
Do you sew for friends and family, or do you have a strict no-sewing-for-others policy? I love doing the occasional project, especially if it becomes a loved garment, but too much definitely wears you out. Keep a watchout for more updates on this year’s Christmas presents though!