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My very first mens pants

My very first mens pants

For Martins birthday I promised I’d make him a pair of pants. He’s a bit off from the conventional menswear measurement chart due to working out a lot (wide chest), and being 1.75 cm tall. Typically his pants are way to long and I have to make them shorter. So why not make the man some pants ey?

Cons; I never tried to construct or sew menswear

I’ve made quite a lot of womenswear since I started sewing in 2013, but I’ve never tried to do menswear. It’s a bit intimidating to be honest! But now I’m going to give it a go, and document the process from start to finish. I measured Martin, and I’ve drafted a high waist mens pant block from these.

What’s next?

I’m going to draft a waistband, and sew the pattern in muslin for fitting. I’m really excited to try and make him the perfect pair of pants. Since he wears them out in no time, I can either make several pairs to split the wear and tear – or make a new one when his favorite pair is worn out.

Stay tuned for fitting!

How to shop vintage online part 2 – Measuring and fitting

how to shop vintage online part 2
My guide on how to shop vintage online part 1 – where to shop  was released right before christmas, now I think it’s time for part 2! How to shop vintage online part 2 revolves around measuring and fitting a vintage garment. I think we’ve all been there, drooling over some fabulous garment on Etsy or Ebay but still chose not to order because we were insecure about the size or fit. In this guide I’ll walk you through how to measure yourself and compare to a listing. Also, I’ll be sharing some of my knowledge from years of vintage shopping online – so you won’t make the same mistakes I did!

Click read more to read the full guide!

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Haik w/ Aurlandskoen – The original Penny loafer

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I’ve been meaning to get a  pair of Aurlandsko for a while now, and when I saw the co-lab between Aurlandskoen and Haik with us last summer in pink I knew I’d found the right pair. 

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