I made these trousers about a year ago for my fella, Michael. I chose a light weight linen/cotton which is perfect for those summery days! The instructions for this pattern are not great and you need to spend some time with youtube and sewing blogs to figure out the best ways to insert the back pockets (tutorial here) and the fly. I made a slight alteration to the back seam as it was gaping at the waistline. But other then that I enjoyed making these trousers and would recommend the pattern for the great silhouette.
Since having sewn these trousers I have recognised that there are not a great deal of sewing patterns for men. A good friend of mine (male who sews) gets really frustrated with the lack of options with regards to mens sewing patterns. He even wrote to Burdastyle.de about the problem! Their response was something like, 'women don't want to sew for men, so we don't produce many mens patterns'. I strongly disagree! Yes, girls do sew a lot for themselves, BUT girls are definitely interested in sewing for the special men in their lives. There has been a recent shift in the availability of sewing patterns for men. More blogs are blogging about their sewing ventures and there are some inspiring men sewers/crafters. E.g. My fantastic friend Ralf -burdastyle, the great mens sewing blog Male pattern boldness , kalepso , mr x , crochet bloke
A few patterns for your fella...........
Burdastyle - Jochen, Thread Theory - Jedediah
Thread Theory - Newcastle cardigan
Colette - Negroni - I have fitted this shirt and recommend it! Still have to make the final version.
Burdastyle - mens shirt
We are running in the marathon this year and I need to make a pair of shorts for Michael perhaps I will try this pattern
Other places to find mens patterns
Thread Theory (mens only pattern store), ebay, Simplicity, Burdastyle , vogue, Drafting mens trouser patterns.
(Guys) Have you sewn something for yourself or others?
(Gals) Do you sew for your fella, dad, brother, friends, granfather etc ?
Which mens patterns do you like?