I am very excited to try this band new men's shirt pattern, Negroni, by Portland's own Colette patterns. I was itching to make a men's shirt a bit back in a jaunty Liberty fabric and it's still on my to-do list. This is a camp shirt (no collar stand) and it's full of lovely details that have me so excited.The Colette blog is a treasture trove of inspiration and there are some really nice images of vintage men's shirt details, along with a free PDF of pocket variations here. This kind of thing has me giddy. I love little details like this when I sew, it really makes me happy. And when I was browsing I remebered the sassy free mini-bloomers pattern they posted last year, which is crazy cute. I don't have this pattern yet, but know you can get it in Portland at Bolt (other local shops? let me know if you all know.)
**update, action hero melissa was a tester for this pattern ('cause she is THAT good of a sewer) and look how flippin' good this shirt looks!
This fabulous hooded jacket is from Wearing History's reproduction pattern line. It's called the Ahwahnee Coat, and it's so cute I can't get over it. There are some really nice patterns over in her shop, both updated from vintage patterns, and then straight-up vintage patterns as well.There's quite a bit to read about this pattern in the description, like sizing, sewing tips, and things to consider—it's not a beginner project, mostly because of the alterations that you might need to account for. I haven't sewn from one of her patterns before, but there are sure some nice looking ones, like these adorable sailor pants. Casey made these trousers a bit back and and did a pattern review as well.