Friday is the first of February, which means it’s Menswear for Everyone month here at Sewcialists! And what does that mean, exactly?
For this theme month, we challenge you to make something inspired by traditional menswear, either for yourself or someone in your life! It could be casual or formal, historical or avant garde, with a feminine or masculine twist. Menswear for men! Menswear for women! Menswear for the gender fluid or non-binary!— Gillian
Projects have already started rolling in from our talented community and they are amazingly inspiring! I’m going to share a few here to give you a taste. Some of these projects you’ll learn about in great detail later because we’re lucky enough to have their makers writing blog posts for Menswear for Everyone month!
Don’t forget to check in on #sewmenswearforeveryone on Instagram to keep up to date, too, and to share your menswear or menswear-inspired garments!
Leslie of @stitchininmykitchen has been sewing up a menswear storm! This faux shearling lined, Carhartt-inspired jacket she made looks both cozy and cool!
Emilia at @shopkintsugi made this killer ’90s Calvin Klein power suit and it is everything. I love what she said about it, too: “We shall all feel empowered and liberated by our clothes, not restrained into a box for the sake of ‘tradition.'” Expect more on this one on the blog soon!
Emery at @emeryallardsmith looks (rightfully) chuffed with their crisp Archer shirt with super cool contrasting rainbow dot details at the cuff and collars.
As usual, Shannon of @raredevice is sharing jaw-dropping sewing projects with us. I am literally counting the days until she shares more details with us about this knickerbocker and vest combo later in the month!
Note: The Sewcialists is a hyper-inclusive editorial site. We recognize that “Menswear” as we use it in our theme month is a very loaded term, and we use any gendered reference in these discussions to denote the most broadly accepted “traditional” categories only, without wishing to prescribe or proscribe what any person can wear. We recognize all gender identities and the choice to dress how one pleases.
Dear Reader: Our goal is to build community and make everyone feel welcome. We support crafting as an inclusive and welcoming space for people of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, genders, orientations and sizes. Regarding sewing challenge themes, we ask that you take each challenge as you see it fitting in your life, and express your involvement how you like, at the given time. Our challenges are for the pure enjoyment of participation and the love of community. Extended Mission Page Here.