Thread Theory Strathcona
Miss Crayola Creepy 4:00 AM Completed project
Look, look, look! More unselfish sewing, it's a miracle! My husband went out of town last weekend for a bachelor trip (Giants baseball game) in San Francisco, so I thought I would have a gift for him upon his return. Originally, I had very ambitious goals for lots of sewing projects, but then I saw that season two of Orange is the New Black came out and that changed my plans a bit. I had to find out what Crazy Eyes was up to!
The pattern above is the Strathcona Henley by Thread Theory, but since the shirt I made isn't a henley I feel weird calling it that, so Strathcona it is. Months ago Thread Theory had a sale and I loaded up on three of their stylish men's sewing patterns and have been waiting for the moment when I felt unselfish enough to sew something for Luke :)
Twin needle success!
This is the first thing I have made for my husband and initially I was worried that I would have to make adjustments and wouldn't know where to start. He works out a lot and I didn't want to have make muscle adjustments for his arms haha. Luckily, the Strathcona is the perfect pattern to test the waters of sewing menswear. Have you sewn a Renfrew? If so, then you totally have the skills to sew this up too!
The directions were very clear and straightforward for this basic shirt, which I am hoping is a good indication of the rest of the patterns. I added the cuff and band options and am happy with the outcome/wearable muslin. The directions warned that the cuffs might be long and the length might need to be adjusted, but they could actually be a bit longer in this case.
He has trouble taking serious photos :)
One of the best parts about making something for Luke was shopping together at The Fabric Store in Los Angeles. I almost want to say that he enjoyed the process of picking out fabric he knew he would be wearing.
Have any of you sewn a Thread Theory pattern? I kind of bought the Newcastle Cardigan for myself...
Also a quick note to the ladies going to the LA meet up this weekend: remember to bring quarters for the parking meters, cash (not a credit/debit card) for lunch, fabric and patterns to swap (if you want to), and get ready for some fun! Colette Patterns, Sewaholic, Thread Theory, Lolita Patterns, By Hand London, Deer and Doe, Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick, and The Fabric Store have all donated something as a giveaway prize. Are you crossing your fingers that you win something? I know I am :)